The new installment of the award-winning web documentary Against Us. Victims in conversation about right-wing violence after 1990 and the defense of the solidary society is about a case of right-wing violence in Nuremberg.
On April 28, 2010, Berzan B. was put into a coma by a neo-Nazi with a criminal record: In a Nuremberg subway, he met a neo-Nazi couple – the well-known neo-Nazi squad Peter R. and his girlfriend at the time. A verbal argument ensued and eventually an attack on Berzan B. The trained martial artist and neo-Nazi, seven years his senior, hit Berzan B. and seriously injured him.
The police investigation reflects a perpetrator-victim reversal: the officers are primarily interested in Berkan’s contacts in the anti-fascist scene. For three days, the police authorities concealed the fact that the attacker was a neo-Nazi. Then the investigators claim that a “right and a left” “clashed”.
The news of the attack on Berzan quickly spread among his friends. Many people show solidarity in an alliance and demand clarification. Berzan never forgot the support and solidarity during this time.
Less than five years earlier, İsmail Yaşar was shot dead by the NSU at his workplace. So did Abdurrahim Özüdoğru eight years earlier and Enver Şimşek nine years earlier. The bomb attack on Mehmet O. and his bar “Sonnenschein” was eleven years ago.
Berzan, his family and lawyer Seda Başay-Yıldız talk about neo-Nazi violence and right-wing terror in Nuremberg, how the security authorities deal with those affected and solidary alliances against right-wing violence.
The web documentation is a project of the VBRG and the advice center SUPPORT des RAA Sachsen e.V., supported in this episode by B.U.D. Bavaria.
You can find the link to the episode here.