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A mayor takes on neo-Nazis

André Stahl has taken a stand in support of refugees and is receiving death threats as a result. Stahl is mayor of Bernau. He wants to open a shelter for refugees in his town, despite pressure from the far-right.

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edition 02.01.2016

André Stahl has taken a stand in support of refugees and is receiving death threats as a result. Stahl is mayor of Bernau bei Berlin. He wants to open a shelter for refugees in his town, despite pressure from the far-right.

Tens of thousands of volunteers across Germany are helping refugees rebuild their lives here. But the number of attacks from the far-right is on the rise. Some people are protesting Germany’s refugee policies - and worse. André Stahl, who is mayor of the small town of Bernau, is receiving death threats for his work to help asylum-seekers. In a few weeks, a refugee shelter is set to open in his town. Will Stahl will be able to withstand the pressure?

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