In 1993, in the deadliest xenophobic attack in Germany's post-war history, neo-Nazis set fire to a Turkish family's home in the city of Solingen. Five people died in the blaze. On the 25th anniversary, the country pays its respects to the victims.
After five years, the verdicts in the trials of members of the National Socialist Underground are to be handed down. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's promised clarification efforts have not become reality.
The impending verdict in Germany's notorious NSU murder trial will not end the work of lawyer Mehmet Daimagüler. The son of Turkish immigrants fights racism in Germany, which he says is "socially acceptable."
Racist and xenophobic sentiments are widespread in Russian football, but a small group of fans are hoping to change that. The World Cup could provide a good opportunity to transform the country's supporter culture.
The racist arson attack that killed five Turkish women and girls in the western German city of Solingen 25 years ago is a reminder of how politicians should — and shouldn't — respond to rising xenophobia.
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