Tag: AfD

The rape of hundreds of thousands of German women in the waning days of the Second World War has historically gotten short shrift, both as crime and tragedy. (More…)

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it’s often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia’s turn. (More…)

The 27 October election in Thuringia was marred by death threats by far-right groups against candidates across Germany’s political spectrum. Nearly two weeks later, the threats continue. (More…)

Voters in the German state of Thuringia are set to elect a new state parliament on Sunday. The electoral season has been marred by a rash of death threats against leading candidates. (More…)

The body of Walter Lübcke, a prominent German regional politician noted for his vocal support for immigration, was found outside his own house late on the night of 2 June with a bullet in his head. (More…)

In 1934, in the infamous Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler ordered the liquidation of the entire leadership of the paramilitary SA, led by Hitler’s one-time second-in-command Ernst Röhm. (More…)

I hate commemorating the Holocaust. Born to WWII generation Israeli-American parents in 1967, the Shoah, as we call it in Hebrew, has always been the cornerstone around which we defined our Jewishness and our politics. (More…)

Populism is the political order of the day, both in Europe and, with a somewhat different texture and topography, in the United States.  At the same time, the heritage of the Holocaust, as a defining event and an ethically foundational moment in European history seems to be in decline, even where it is not under direct attack. (More…)

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