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25.09.2020

Undignified and ignorant of history: AfD man elected as chairman of Gera city council

Whilst at the Auschwitz Memorial, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee commented on the election of the AfD representative Reinhard Etzrodt as chairman of Gera city council:  ... Undignified and ignorant of history: AfD man elected as chairman of Gera city council

 
 
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23.09.2020

The Federal Minister of the Interior must take a stand at last and investigate right-wing extremist incidents within the police forces

The International Auschwitz Committee renews its urgent demand for an independent investigative commission to look into the right-wing extremist incidents within the police.  ... The Federal Minister of the Interior must take a stand at last and investigate right-wing extremist incidents within the police forces

 
 
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16.09.2020

The police forces should have the greatest possible interest in freeing themselves from right-wing extremists

In Berlin Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, commented on the discovery of far-right groupings within the North Rhine-Westphalian police force:  ... The police forces should have the greatest possible interest in freeing themselves from right-wing extremists

 
 
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30.08.2020

Shocking scenes in front of the Reichstag Building: Standing up against attacks on the democratic state

In Berlin Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, commented on yesterday’s Covid-19 demonstration:  ... Shocking scenes in front of the Reichstag Building: Standing up against attacks on the democratic state

 
 
 
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24.08.2020

Halle / Alsace / Erfurt / Oradour sur Glane / Graz: The states of Europe are still giving neo-Nazis and far-right extremists too much free rein

Auschwitz survivors are following the dramatic increase in anti-Semitic and right-wing extremist attacks in many European countries with growing concern. Attempts to attack or kill Jews, such as in Halle and Graz, the defacing of Jewish graves such as in Alsace in last December, or as now in Oradour sur Glane, a direct attack on one of the major remembrance sites in the French republic, the village where the SS murdered hundreds of French citizens and which today is a memorial to the victims of barbaric brutality under German occupation: First comes political indignation and the announcement...  ... Halle / Alsace / Erfurt / Oradour sur Glane / Graz: The states of Europe are still giving neo-Nazis and far-right extremists too much free rein

 
 
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22.08.2020

Attack on the memorial village of Oradour sur Glane: Not only the French government has to defend democracy and the dignity of the victims

Survivors of the Holocaust throughout the world are horrified and saddened by the news of the far-right attack on memorial village of Oradour sur Glane. Commenting in Berlin, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, said:  ... Attack on the memorial village of Oradour sur Glane: Not only the French government has to defend democracy and the dignity of the victims

 
 
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21.08.2020

Odious comparisons: Court in Hamburg sentences website owner to pay damages

Doctor Christina Hänel from Giessen defended herself today in Hamburg’s Regional Court with an action for an injunction against the owners of the website Babycaust. The website compared abortions with the Holocaust saying they open the gate to Auschwitz. In her decision today the judge in Hamburg declared such comparisons illegal and sentenced the website owner to pay damages.  ... Odious comparisons: Court in Hamburg sentences website owner to pay damages

 
 
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03.08.2020

Brutal attack in Erfurt, twelve arrested but freed: International Auschwitz Committee calls to ban Der III. Weg (The Third Way)

During a visit to the Auschwitz Memorial Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, commented on the current situation of the far-right movement Der III. Weg (The Third Way) in Erfurt and the outrageous release without charge of twelve suspects following a brutal attack against three men from Guinea in front of a building known to the police as a venue for neo-Nazis. Mr Heubner said:  ... Brutal attack in Erfurt, twelve arrested but freed: International Auschwitz Committee calls to ban Der III. Weg (The Third Way)

 
 
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01.08.2020

High-ranking delegation visits the Memorial: Auschwitz remains on the global agenda

In Oswiecim, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee made the following statement before accompanying the joint delegation of Prof Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Dr Irmgard Schwaetzer (EKD/Protestant Church in Germany), Dr Joseph Schuster (Central Council of Jews in Germany) and Romani Rose (Central Council of German Sinti and Roma) in Oswiecim/Auschwitz:  ... High-ranking delegation visits the Memorial: Auschwitz remains on the global agenda

 
 
 
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23.07.2020

Stutthof trial: Shocked and outraged

In Berlin Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee commented on the outcome of the Stutthof trial in Hamburg:  ... Stutthof trial: Shocked and outraged

 
 
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23.06.2020

A good day for democracy: The Neo-Nazi group ‘Nordadler’ has been banned as ‘confirmed right-wing extremist’

Commenting on the decision of the Federal Interior Minister to ban the ‘Nordadler’ group, and the decision of the Berlin Administrative Court on the ‘Identitäre Bewegung’ (identity movement), Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, stated:  ... A good day for democracy: The Neo-Nazi group ‘Nordadler’ has been banned as ‘confirmed right-wing extremist’

 
 
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19.06.2020

Inverted red triangle on Facebook: Donald Trump’s activities are despicable and without sense of history

Responding in Berlin to the American president’s election campaign team employing a Nazi symbol, the red inverted triangle marking political prisoners in concentration camps, and the subsequent removal of the adverts by Facebook, Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee stated:  ... Inverted red triangle on Facebook: Donald Trump’s activities are despicable and without sense of history

 
 
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03.06.2020

Mark Zuckerberg is blindly fumbling around in a world filled with racist and anti-Semitic hatred, blatant populist lies and far-right extremist conspiracy theories

Commenting on Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks on the conflict between Twitter and the American President, and labelling anti-Semitic contents and flagging posts glorifying violence on facebook itself, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, said in Berlin:
 
 
 

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