Anti-migrant attacks are quickly becoming an everyday occurrence in the state of Saxony. Why is there such a potential for violence in German society? And how can the racist mob be stopped?
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.
Nearly every day, there are attacks on the few foreigners in Poland. The opposition blames the country's ruling right-wing nationalist party, whose leaders rarely dissociate themselves from racist violence.
The hostel residents had warned repeatedly about Ahmad A., but nothing was done. Now they feel misunderstood and distrust the authorities. It's an alarming development.
Berlin attracts gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersexuals from around the world. Even refugees come to the capital for this reason. But they don't always feel safe there, says columnist Gero Schliess.
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