A small number of Jewish people are setting up a group to support the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The move comes in spite of several scandals in which members of the party have questioned Germany’s remembrance of the Holocaust.
A co-leader of the AfD has admitted that some members who hold particularly extreme views have been persuaded to leave. This comes as the far-right party seeks to avoid monitoring by the domestic intelligence agency.
Prosecutors have begun a probe into AfD leader Alice Weidel over the alleged use of foreign donations to pay for internet campaigning. The party received large sums of money from donors in Switzerland and Belgium.
Germany is marking the 80th anniversary of attacks on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust. November 9 has been a fateful date for Germany in other regards as well.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) has demanded that Germany follow the US example and withdraw from the UN Migration Compact. Other parties welcomed the chance to correct the far-right's interpretations of the agreement.
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