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,
- 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 Nazi period...
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 Helsinki Watch...
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...
Extracts from speeches held in Munich to commemorate the 1938 Munich
Agreement, under the title "Munich 1938 - Germany, united fatherland?"
on Konkret and junge Welt and author of
Antisemitism the old face of the new
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
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....
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
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.