On the night of Saturday, 24th of November 2023, a fire broke out in the basement of an asylum shelter in Selber-Erkersreuth. Seven people were injured. The investigations of the Kripo Hof revealed indications of arson. The focus of the investigation is now a 35-year-old suspect, who has already been released. According to police, there are no indications of a “xenophobic” motive for the crime. However, as a counseling center for victims of right-wing violence, we strongly assume a racist motivation for the crime and put this arson in connection with the renewed increase in propaganda against refugee shelters, several fires in other shelters in recent weeks – and the increasing racist agitation in Germany.