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October 30, 2014 | 6pm - 8pm | New York City
Neo-Nazi Extremism in Germany - NSU and State Accountability
Since the far right extremist terror group known as NSU (National Socialist Underground) was uncovered by the German police in 2011, a number of long unsolved high-profile crimes have been attributed to the group. The group was charged with the murder of eight ethnic Turks and one Greek (between 2000-2006; known as the "Bosphorus Serial Murders"), the murder and attempted murder of two police officers, as well as the 2001 and 2004 bombings in Cologne which resulted in a attempted murder in 23 cases. These vicious crimes of the until then unknown terrorist group NSU have sent Germany into deep shock, raising questions about possible mistakes during police investigations and more generally the state’s response to ideological and political hate crimes. The trials against the NSU have been ongoing since May 2013.