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Read­ing and dis­cus­sion: State vio­lence How right-wing extrem­ist net­works infil­trate the secu­ri­ty authorities

Wednesday, 20 March 2024
18:00

Read­ing and dis­cus­sion with the author and lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz and the pub­lish­er and jour­nal­ist Heike Kleffner

State vio­lence How right-wing extrem­ist net­works infil­trate the secu­ri­ty authorities

Seda Başay-Yıldız and Heike Kleffn­er will read from the new­ly pub­lished anthol­o­gy “Staats­ge­walt” at the Gen­er­al­lan­desarchiv Karl­sruhe. After­wards, par­tic­i­pants can dis­cuss the cur­rent threat to democ­ra­cy with the two authors. Heike Kleffn­er writes about the con­tents of the book: Elite sol­diers prepar­ing for a “Day X”, police offi­cers spread­ing right-wing extrem­ist con­tent in chat groups, pub­lic pros­e­cu­tors and judges who want to elim­i­nate democ­ra­cy: These reports have become a sad part of every­day life. They show that the con­sti­tu­tion­al state has not yet suc­ceed­ed in effec­tive­ly arm­ing itself against Reichs­bürg­er, right-wing extrem­ists and sup­port­ers of con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries, who are often to be found in its own insti­tu­tions. Instead, right-wing net­works con­tin­ue to be dis­missed as “iso­lat­ed cases”.

Heike Kleffn­er is a jour­nal­ist, author and man­ag­ing direc­tor of the Bun­desver­band der Beratungsstellen für Betrof­fene rechter, ras­sis­tis­ch­er und anti­semi­tis­ch­er Gewalt (VBRG e.V.).
Togeth­er with Tagesspiegel jour­nal­ist Frank Jansen, she is in charge of the long-term research project “Vic­tims of right-wing violence”.

Seda Başay-Yıldız is a lawyer in Frank­furt am Main. She rep­re­sent­ed the fam­i­ly of Enver Şimşek, the first mur­der vic­tim of the Nation­al Social­ist Under­ground. For her work and polit­i­cal com­mit­ment, she was award­ed the Dachau Prize for Civ­il Courage, the Lud­wig Beck Prize for Civ­il Courage and the Georg Elser Prize of the City of Munich. Başay-Yıldız has been exposed to the right-wing extrem­ist threat series “NSU 2.0” for years since 2018.

 

Target group: adults
This event is gratis

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