The far right: Can Germany defeat its demons?
Matthew Karnitschnig, chief Europe correspondent for Politico, says: "Germany's demons are necessary and will never be "overcome". The question is whether Germany's political elite is drawing the right lessons from history. The events of the past weeks suggest they are not."
Valerie Höhne is a political correspondent for SPIEGEL ONLINE. She says: "The AfD community is gradually merging with right wing extremist groups in Germany. If the moderates in the party fail to take a stance against this development, they will be dominated by radicals.“
Linda Vierecke, a DW's Reporter, says: "The events in Chemnitz have the potential to further divide German society."