Our next first-Thursday of the month Stammtisch will be on March 7th, at Café Daddy, Kolonnenstrasse50 in Schöneberg, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.
This time we will have a speaker, Isabella Greif on “The Unresolved NSU Complex”
In the years between 1998 and 2011, the neo-Nazi terrorist organization National Socialist Underground (NSU) committed ten murders, three bomb attacks, and 15 bank robberies.
They were not discovered by law enforcement until November 4, 2011. For the victims’ families, the shock of their murders was followed by years of investigation as suspects in their loved ones’ deaths by the German police. The clichés as well as ethnic stereotypes deployed by the authorities in their investigations say a lot about their attitudes towards Turkish immigrants. The trial of five German neo-Nazis raised fundamental questions about the state’s ability to protect immigrant communities from racially-motivated terrorism. The trial of the so-called NSU case ended after about five years in July 2018. The NSU case has been called one of the biggest‘ failures’ of German law enforcement and domestic intelligence agencies by politicians and the mainstream media.
How do legal authorities and civil society deal with the NSU Complex today?
Isabella Greif studied Political Science and Gender Studies in Marburg and Berlin and currently conducts research on the role of the legal authorities in prosecuting right-wing violence. She is part of the activist alliance“Unraveling the NSU Complex” that initiated the tribunal of the same name in Cologne in May 2017.
We hope to see lots of you there, and new faces are always welcome!