Tuesday, May 21, 2013

'Nazi Town': The German village whose inhabitants are all expected to hold far-Right beliefs and live among murals depicting Aryan families

Nowhere in Germany signifies the rise of the far-Right more than Jamel in the economically-depressed east of the country.

Dotted around the tiny village, which sits in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on the coast of the Baltic sea, are murals depicting Aryan families emblazoned with the words 'Free, Social, National', while targets showing charging soldiers are riddled with bullet holes.

The vast majority of residents are neo-Nazis - and proud of it. There have been reports of pro-Hitler parties here during the summer where attendees chant 'Heil' around a bonfire.

'Their aim? A nationalist upbringing outside the mainstream,' said German magazine Der Spiegel in a report on the rising tide of neo-Nazism.