Reunited Germany - The New Danger
The time for shame is over.
German tanks at Arc de Triomphe in Paris July 1994
Searchlight has concentrated emphasis on the worsening situation in
Germany and on the urgent need to build international solidarity with
anti-fascist and democratic forces there.
Since the opening of the
Berlin Wall on 9.11.1989 and
the reunification of Germany in 1990, Searchlight has:
- systematically documented the wave of nazi violence
- analysed the development of antisemitism, racism and fascism and
- played a central role in the making of Michael Schmid's
internationally acclaimed anti-nazi film '"Wahrheit macht
- exposed the secret network of ex-Waffen SS men behind the
international neo-nazi scene
- sent speakers across Europe to warn of the dangerous situation in
- mobilised demonstrations of solidarity against the fascist terror in
Britain, Sweden, Norway, the USA and Canada
- organised the collection of funds to assist the work of young German
- assisted German anti-fascists by speaking at their meetings and
providing information on international neo-nazi connections.
Aus dem SEARCHLIGHT Special "Reunited Germany",
erschienen im Januar 1995
Five short years ago, the world celebrated when the Berlin Wall opened
and Germany could once more be united. People across the globe felt that
here was a new opportunity for a Germany which had learned the lessons of
her militarist past and had atoned for the crimes committed during the
Nationalism in Germany:
Since reunification, Germany has been the recipient
of numerous protests and complaints about racism,
antisemitism, fascism and state-inspired
nationalist activities from, amongst others, the US State Department, the
Russian Foreign Ministry, the Polish Foreign Ministry, the Danish, Czech,
Nigerian, Portuguese and Israeli governments, the United Nations refugee
organisation UNHCR, the World Jewish Congress, the European Jewish
Congress, Amnesty International and the US human rights organisation
Der November 1991 und die Folgen für
Germany for Yugoslav war
Die CDU/CSU-Opposition vermittelt heute den Eindruck, als seien Krisen im
Verhältnis der USA zur BRD eine absolute Novität. Dass dem nicht so ist
zeigt ein Blick zurück in den November 1991...
The Sudetenland question
Extracts from speeches held in Munich to commemorate the 1938 Munich Agreement, under the title
"Munich 1938 - Germany, united fatherland?"
Journalist on Konkret and junge Welt and author of
Antisemitism the old face of the new Germany.
Documentation Centre for Jewish Art and Culture in Munich, an expert on
the history of the Sudeten Germans.
Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl:
'The effectiveness of NATO's threat to bomb the Serbs was mostly due to
my influence." (Quoted in Der Spiegel, No 9,1994).
Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl:
"Germany has dealt with its history. In future, it can admit to its
world role and widen it. The whole of Germany has the chance now to find
its inner harmony... to which belongs living patriotism."
Federal Government statement, 30 January 1991....
Jahrzehntelang ein Vorbild der Bundeswehr
In the introduction to this pamphlet, we wrote that our aim has not
been to fan any anti-German flames, but to warn people internationally
about the dangerous character of revived German nationalism.
In so doing, we have sought to represent the views, and very real
fears, of those in Germany who devote all their energies to combating the
evils of anti-semitism, racism, nationalism and other hate predjudices...
For further information on the current situation in Germany, the following
organisations/publications - all engaged in the struggle against German
nationalism and fascism can be contacted...
Searchlight Magazine, January 1995.