Past Event: “Neo-Nazi Extremism in Germany”

Thursday, October 30th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Roger Smith Hotel – Room: Solarium – 501 Lexington Avenue, New York

After the far right extremist terror group known as NSU (National Socialist Underground) was uncovered by the German police in 2011, a number of unresolved high-profile crimes have been attributed to the group. The group was charged with the murder of eight ethnic Turks and one Greek (between 2000-2006; known as the “Bosphorus Serial Murders”), the murder and attempted murder of two police officers, as well as the 2001 and 2004 bombings in Cologne which resulted in an attempted murder in 23 cases. These vicious crimes of the previously unknown terrorist group NSU sent Germany into a deep shock, raising questions about possible mistakes during police investigations and more generally the state’s response to ideological and political hate crimes. The trials against the NSU have been ongoing since May 2013.

Speakers were Dr. Mehmet Daimagüler, Alexander Pyka, LL.B and Prof. Marcia Pally, NYU.

This event was organized in cooperation with the FES office in Washington.

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