Neo-Nazis Underground

Violent extremists are only a small part of the problem Germany is facing.

The number of criminal right-wing extremists roaming free in Germany is increasing. As of Sept. 30, 2021, Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office registered 596 right-wing extremists, up from 266 in 2011. Arrest warrants have been issued, but the criminals can’t be prosecuted because they have gone underground.

Ten years ago, the so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU) was exposed to the public eye. The NSU was a neo-Nazi terrorist group that committed 10 murders between 2000 and 2007. They killed people, robbed banks, and threatened individuals for years without being detected by investigators. While officials say the NSU has ended, the underground nature of right-wing extremism hasn’t.

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