A lazy stereotype - or is it true? A new report by the University of Göttingen says there IS a greater tendency towards right-wing extremism in what was East Germany, also known as the "GDR". But the picture is far from being black and white.
The far-right AfD party did astonishingly well in the state of Saxony. In cities like Pirna and Görlitz, theaters and orchestras use art to combat the populist party, teaching children and teens about tolerance.
The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.
The right-wing AfD has entered Germany's parliament for the first time in September's election. It came in second strongest party in its stronghold of Pasewalk, which locals say is a 'victim of German reunification.'
August 24, 1992, marked a dark day in Germany's postwar history as right-wing extremists attacked a refugee home in Rostock-Lichtenhagen. Twenty-five years on, experts met in Berlin to assess how far Germany has come.
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