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We provide information on right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence and document according assaults and incidents in Bavaria.

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Making right-wing violence visible.

Strengthening social awareness.

Often times, the misanthropic motives of an offence are not recognised by the environment and individual authorities. The consequences of the assault are ignored or played down; sometimes, victims are even expected to shoulder some of the blame. The offenders are the only ones who are responsible for their deeds.

That is why we feel it is our duty to strengthen social awareness on the extent and consequences of right-wing violence. With our work in the field of public relations and by hosting events, we aim to add the victim’s perspective to the societal discourse.

We also document incidents of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence in Bavaria to provide independent statistics that depict the actual extent of right-wing violence.

What to do in the event of a right-wing assault.

Right-wing assaults are usually unexpected. We have provided some recommendations on what you can do during and after an assault.

Report an incident

Have you been assaulted? Do you know someone who has been assaulted or have you witnessed an assault? If so, you can report the incident here.

The offenders are the only ones who are responsible for their deeds. The victims deserve our solidarity and support.

A chronicle of right-wing violence.

The Bavaria-wide chronicle is based on incident reports, notifications from various cooperation partners as well as on regular evaluations of newspapers, police reports and internet sources. Additionally, clients can publish their experiences here, if they wish to do so.

The chronicle is incomplete and merely contains right-wing incidents that were reported to B.U.D. As a rule, the same documentation criteria that apply to the statistics kept by B.U.D. also apply to the chronicle; in addition, we record insults, graffitti and simple vandalism in the B.U.D. chronicle if we can assume that right-wing motives are behind the offence – and to make developments in bavarian right wing structures visible.

Incidents of right-wing violence are not published in the chronicle if the victims do not wish them to be published here. Our annual statistics, on the other hand, contain every documented incident of right-wing violence.

Besides the Bavaria-wide B.U.D. chronicle, you can find a detailed collection of all incidents of right-wing assaults, activities and discrimination reported in Munich at (German only; translates to “The Munich Chronicle). The Munich Chronicle is a joint project of FIRM, a.i.d.a. and BEFORE. In addition, RIAS Bayern documents antisemitic incidents throughout Bavaria. Their corresponding chronicle can be found here.

Racist insults and threats

On February 18th 2023, a woman stood on the street with her child and partner by the car to load things. A local resident walked slowly past them and stared at them with hostility. The victim asked if there was anything. As a result, the man became aggressive and approached her. The victim’s partner blocked his way and he insulted the victim and her partner. This was followed by another verbal altercation, which culminated in the man picking up an approx. 25x25cm paving stone, taking it out and threatening (through body language) to hit the partner of the victim on the head with it. He stopped and remained with the stone over the head of the partner of the person concerned. In this situation, an acquaintance came by with her dog, saw the scene and interfered. The man then dropped the stone back to the ground. The altercation continued, the man ran after the family, continued his racist insults. The child was in the immediate vicinity all the time. In the meantime, the victim had informed the police. When she gave her name, the resident ran directly to the doorbell sign to make sure how the name of the person concerned was spelled. Those affected reported the man, who was already known to the police, for insult, and a criminal complaint for threats will follow.

Source: Affected persons

Attack on journalist at conspiracy ideological demonstration on occasion of Munich Security Conference

On 18th of February 2023, a diverse conspiracy ideological spectrum gathered at Königsplatz in Munich on the occasion of the Munich Security Conference. Among others, the group “München steht auf” (“Munich stands up”), which was founded at the beginning of the pandemic in protest against the Corona measures, had called for the demonstration and now unites a wide spectrum of extreme right-wing and conspiracy ideological activists – with topics ranging from anti-vaccination to Putin solidarity. Well-known AfD functionaries, so-called “Reich citizens” and members of the “Free Saxons” also appeared at the demonstration.

While documenting the demonstration, a journalist was first verbally attacked by a participant, then the perpetrator tried to snatch the camera from him. After these attacks, the journalist decided to move away from the aggressive participant. When the victim turned around and started to walk away, the perpetrator pulled him to the ground from behind and knelt on his legs for a short time. Even after the assault, there was further harassment and filming of the journalist by those around him. The victim filed a complaint for assault and attempted robbery.

Source: Affected person

Documentation criteria for right-wing violence.

Before being documented in the B.U.D. statistics, incidents are classified according to a fixed set of common criteria determined by our umbrella organisation, VBRG. These criteria are based on the standardised national police definition system, which determines Politically Motivated Crimes, also known in Germany as the Thematic Field of Hate Crime.

According to this system, a crime is considered politically motivated “if, considering the circumstances of the offence1 and/or the offender’s views, there is indication that said offence (…) was committed against a person

  • because of their assumed or actual political position and/or views and/or commitment;
  • nationality, ethnicity, skin colour;
  • religious affiliation, world view;
  • social status, physical and/or mental disabilities or impairments;
  • sexual orientation and/or sexual identity;
  • or outer appearance;

and if there was thus a causal connection between the offence and any of the above and/or the offence was directed at an institution or an object in this context.” (Bundeskriminalamt 2016: Definitionssystem Politisch motivierte Kriminalität [Definition system for politically motivated crimes], p. 5).

Footnote 1 emphasises: “When considering the circumstances of the offence, the victim’s perspective needs to be included, besides other aspects.”

Accordingly, the B.U.D. statistics record:

offences that aimed to or succeeded in causing persons physical harm;

vandalism and arson if these indirectly aimed to harm a specific group of persons;

coercion and threats with severe consequences for the victim;

if the injured parties, witnesses (or the police) attribute right-wing motives to the the offence and/or the circumstances of the offence.

The B.U.D. documentation differs from the definition of politically motivated crimes as stated above in two key aspects: for one, B.U.D. documentation includes threats, coercion and severe vandalism. At the same time, the victim’s perspective plays a central role in the documentation of right-wing violence by B.U.D.

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Annual statistics on right-wing violence in Bavaria.

Due to a lack in resources, B.U.D. has been unable to implement an actual, Bavaria-wide monitoring process and has therefore not been able to compile comprehensive annual statistics. Instead, we have published an annual report for each of the last four years.

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

For more information and material on nation-wide statistics, please contact our umbrella organisation, VBRG e.V , or the respective homepages of counselling centres in the individual federal states [Länder].

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As B.U.D. continues to lack the necessary resources to monitor incidents throughout Bavaria, the actual extent of right-wing violence must be considered far higher than currently indicated in our annual reports.

Generally speaking, the number of reported incidents of right-wing violence are merely an indicator of the actual extent of right-wing violence, as we have to assume that a high number of cases remains unreported in this field of offences.

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We counsel victims, their friends and families as well as witnesses of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence after an assault.


We support victims and their families practically and politically depending on their individual needs.

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Here you can find the latest news, press releases and updates from our counselling centre as well as from the umbrella organisation for counselling centres, VBRG.