A chronicle of right-wing violence.

Threats against ex-SPD district councillor

Ex-SPD district councillor Angelika Eller-Wiedemann advertises a demonstration “against the right” at a “farmers’ demonstration” in Lindenberg on 20th of January 2024 and is threatened by a row of ten men: “Behind my back, someone shouted: She has to walk across the town square at night. Immediately followed by a second call: She would only do that once.“ Angelika Eller-Wiedemann clearly sees this as an attempt at intimidation, because of the previous advertising of the demo “against the right”: “I am convinced that systematically trained squads of right-wing radicals were on site,” the 68-year-old told the Allgäuer Zeitung.

Source: Allgäuer Zeitung

Man threatens train attendant and shows “Hitler salute”

On the night of 4th to 5th of January 2024, a 43-year-old man threatened the train attendant in a regional express between Immenstadt and Altstädten and stalked her, whereupon the 60-year-old fled into the driver’s cabin of the train driver and called the police.

The local newspaper Kreisbote reports that the police brought the 43-year-old, who is known to the authorities, to the Kempten district hospital that night. As a farewell, the man showed the officers the “Hitler salute”, which is why the Federal Police are investigating the accused not only for threatening but also for using signs of anti-constitutional organizations.

Source: Kreisbote

Journalist attacked at AfD-affiliated founding meeting

On Sunday, 04.02.2024, the founding meeting of the “Representation of the Interests of Smallholder Agriculture” took place in Sammarei near Vilshofen in the district of Passau. According to media reports, the meeting was attended by functionaries and people associated with the AfD. The venue was the restaurant “Kirchenwirt”, which has been leased by Passau’s AfD city councillor Robert Schregle for some time.

A journalist who wanted to observe the event was yelled at directly before it started and was asked to leave the event. The innkeeper (Robert Schregle) then forcibly pushed the journalist out of the building, causing the journalist to injure his ankle. Schregle was then charged with assault. A journalist photographing the outdoor area was verbally threatened several times, sometimes in the presence of the police.




Window of the party office of the Greens smashed

Between 1st and 3rd December 2023, an attack was carried out on the office of Tim Pargent, a member of the state parliament of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party. During the attack, the large window at the entrance was smashed with a stone, causing property damage of around 2000 euros. According to the police, a political motive is suspected. “Even during the election campaign, we had to notice a brutalization in the tone of conversation,” Pargent said. He is concerned about the condition of society as a whole and assumes a targeted attack on his person or his party: “(…) in the case of an attack on a parliamentarian’s office, you have to assume at least a political motive,” he said in an interview with the newspaper “Kurier”.

Source: Kurier

Anti-Semitism with Hitler salute

On the evening of 28th of November 2023, an witness reported via police emergency call that a man had publicly shown the Hitler salute in front of the Erlangen University Library and had made loud anti-Jewish comments in this context. Police officers from the Erlangen-Stadt police department were able to identify the described person in the immediate vicinity of the crime scene and arrest him for the time being.

Source: police

Threatening postcards against Die Linke politicians

Several Bavarian state parliament candidates of the party “Die Linke” have received self-made postcards, which are to be understood as a threat. It contained cryptic messages that could be attributed to the extreme right, as well as allusions to high-profile deaths and assassinations. Those affected clearly see these postcards as intimidation, which is “intended to silence female candidates in particular”. The threatening letters have appeared not only in Bavaria, but also in other federal states among state parliament candidates before the elections. Often the threatening letters were sent to the office address, but sometimes also to the private addresses. Several of those affected describe that they did not feel taken seriously by the police and their sometimes complete lack of investigative work.

Quellen: Facebook , Betroffene, TAZ

Attack on store with Israeli products

On Sunday night, unknown persons threw stones into the window of an Israeli delicatessen shop. The shopkeeper happens to be present and thinks the attack is potentially life-threatening. “Thank God I wasn’t in the same room, otherwise they would have caught me. That would have been life-threatening.”

Source: Augsburger Allgemeine

Attack on Israeli restaurant

On the night before the pro-Palestine demonstration on 29.10.2023, unknown persons smeared the anti-Semitic lettering “child murderer” and a Star of David measuring about 1.5 x 1.2 meters on the façade of the Israeli restaurant “Tel Aviv-Jaffa” in Spohrstraße in the west of Nuremberg.

Source: Nordbayern

Death threats in Erlangen

In September 2023, there was an AfD meeting in Erlangen’s “Angerwirt”, which was ended by a ban on gatherings imposed by the building cooperative owner during the meeting. Subsequently, the board of directors and the supervisory board clearly position themselves against AfD meetings in the rooms of the Erlangen building cooperative.

However, the owner subsequently receives insults and threats in his mailbox. Among other things, the threat “We have you on our list”, which we, as a counselling centre for right-wing violence, clearly regard as a clear death threat in the sense of an existing “death list” for political opponents.

Source: Nürnberger Nachrichten