The denazification of the Federal Republic of Germany has failed
Almost every single day we read and hear about nazis in the police, the Bundeswehr (German army), the Verfassungsschutz (VS, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution), the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND, Federal Intelligence Service), and the judiciary. In May 2020, we began to systematically document all cases of right-wing and racist incidents that were uncovered in the police, the Bundeswehr, the intelligence services or the judiciary. Again and again, we are told that these are nothing more than “isolated cases” – but it has long been very obvious that they form networks and that they infiltrate our society through these structures. The following map shows our findings to date.
We have also listed a summary of the incidents in a timeline If you want to browse through the scandals, you can do so here machen. Wir wissen, dass wir noch lange nicht alle Fälle erfasst haben. Doch das Ausmaß ist schon jetzt erschreckend. Viele Fragen sind weiterhin unbeantwortet:
- Are parts of the security apparatus already dominated by right-wing actors?
- What forms do these networks take?
- Which positions do or did the nazis occupy in our authorities?
- How strong is / was their influence?
- What are the historical continuities?
- What structural factors are at play?
- Whose safety is being protected here?
- Whose safety is at risk?
- Is our justice system dismissing or intentionally ignoring right-wing incidents?
Anything to add?
You can join the crowd research efforts of #EntnazifizierungJetzt / #DenazificationNow. Do you know of nazis in the police or in your local court system? You want to highlight an important article on the topic that you read? You recall a scandal concerning the Office for the Protection of the Constitution? You have first-hand experiences you would like to tell us about? Submit it via our form.
Throughout 2021 we will continue to collect and map scandals. We want to discuss the findings and formulate the resulting demands communally with as many people as possible.
#EntnazifizierungJetzt / #DenazificationNow