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Update on the National Socialist Underground Trial in Germany

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [1] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

[2]COMMENT: We’ve cov­ered [3] the neo-Nazi [4] group The Nation­al Social­ist Under­ground and its links [5] to Ger­man intel­li­gence [5] for months.

One of the most sig­nif­i­cant aspects of the case is the fact that pow­er­ful ele­ments with­in the Ger­man gov­ern­ment [6] are going to extra­or­di­nary lengths to eclipse the insti­tu­tion­al con­nec­tions of the group.

Turk­ish media [7] were exclud­ed from being seat­ed at the tri­al of the group [8], many of whose vic­tims were Turks. In addi­tion, lead­ing Ger­man media [9] were left out of a “raf­fle” to award seat­ing at the tri­al.

Ger­many Watch has sug­gest­ed [10] that the appar­ent Ger­man intel­li­gence stew­ard­ship of the Nation­al Social­ist Union may have been a vehi­cle to elim­i­nate peopel with infor­ma­tion about the 9/11 attacks.

We now learn that the fam­i­lies of their vic­tims and their attor­neys have despaired, sus­pect­ing that the pros­e­cu­tors have no inter­est in pur­su­ing jus­tice in the case, not­ing their dis­missal of vic­tims fam­i­lies coun­sel attempts at intro­duc­ing evi­dence.

“Sus­pect­ed Nazi Killer Still Silent in NSU Tri­al”; Deutsche Welle; 1/4/2014. [11]

EXCERPT: . . . . Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel’s promise that the mur­ders would be thor­ough­ly inves­ti­gat­ed once gave them com­fort, hope, and courage. But after 11 months of tri­al most of the plain­tiffs have lost faith in a fair tri­al or a just sen­tence. Zschäpe’s self-con­fi­dent, occa­sion­al­ly even cheer­ful demeanor, has played a major role in that. She has remained unmoved through­out, even when her moth­er and cousin tes­ti­fied on her behalf [12].

She behaves very dif­fer­ent­ly towards her three defense attor­neys, who always stand pro­tec­tive­ly in front of her — to make things dif­fi­cult for the curi­ous pho­tog­ra­phers — when she enters court room A 101. Zschäpe often smiles as she con­fers with the trio of defend­ers, as the vis­i­tors can clear­ly see from their gallery three meters above her head.

. . . . But fam­i­lies are also often non­plussed by the con­duct of the state pros­e­cu­tors when they dis­miss as irrel­e­vant their lawyers’ requests to present evi­dence. Sebas­t­ian Scharmer, the attor­ney rep­re­sent­ing the inter­ests of the fam­i­ly of Mehmet Kubasik, who was mur­dered in Dort­mund in 2006, has open­ly accused the pros­e­cu­tors of lack­ing inter­est in inves­ti­gat­ing the mur­ders. . . .