Xenophobia is the fear of everything that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It affects the relations and perceptions of group of people towards another one.
It includes a fear of losing identity, suspicion of the other group's activities, aggression towards the other group, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity.
Chemnitz's cultural scene is reacting to the media's spotlight on far-right groups with its own set of interventions. One exhibition features Mario Pfeifer's hard-hitting video work about a buried xenophobic attack.
The city of Chemnitz made headlines around the world for right-wing violence and anti-immigrant sentiment. But at a concert, tens of thousands took a stand against xenophobia and extremism. Can the movement 'There are more of us' last? Our guests: Linda Vierecke (DW), Valerie Höhne (Spiegel online), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico).
The resentments at play over migrants in Germany have reached a dangerous level following the stabbing of a German man. In Chemnitz DW's Jefferson Chase also saw how the far-right protesters are co-opting German history.