Nazism refers to the racist, anti-Semitic brand of fascism of the NSDAP regime in Germany. Adolf Hitler's Nazis came to power in 1933, ruling until 1945. DW looks at Nazism in history and more recent cases of neo-Nazis.
Nazism or National Socialism is a racist and anti-Semitic form of fascism associated with Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi Party. It was the Nazis and their theories of racial superiority that led to the mass murder of millions of Jews in the Holocaust. Following Germany's defeat in World War II, expressions of support for the Nazis as well as the display of their symbols were prohibited by law in Germany. Nonetheless, far-right political groups continue to exist on the fringes of society, often identifying with Hitler and National Socialism, or espousing racist or xenophobic beliefs. Recent DW content on either historical Nazism or modern-day neo-Nazism are collated on this page.
Poland's top leaders have led a march to mark the 100th anniversary of the country's rebirth as an independent state. The march took place at the same time and along the same route as an annual far-right rally.
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A leading British conservative has told European lawmakers that the Nazis believed in a "strain of socialism." Many members of social democratic and socialist parties were imprisoned or killed by the Nazi party.
A concert venue in eastern Germany has blocked leftist punk band Feine Sahne Fischfilet from performing over fears they could incite far-right protesters. Critics have called the decision an assault on artistic freedom.