Australian Left Review

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Letter From Berlin: Out of Auschwitz's Shadow


Paul Hockenos


Most Germans looked on stunned as results from two state elections in April flashed across their television screens. In northern Schleswig- Holstein, the extreme-right Deutsche Volksunion (DVU) captured more than 6% of the vote, while in south-western Baden- Wurttemberg, the like-minded Republikaner Partei (REP) pulled down almost 11%—both dramatic increases over their showings of 1% and less in those states four years ago.