This group – often known as “Sturmbrigade 44” or “Wolfsbrigade 44” – brazenly expressed its admiration for Adolf Hitler and his “racist and anti-Semitic” ideology, the ministry stated in a press release.
That is the fourth time for the reason that starting of the 12 months that the German Inside Ministry has outlawed a far-right group, after these in January, March and June.
About 190 law enforcement officials searched the residences of 11 members of the group in Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday.
Police confiscated weapons – together with knives and crossbows – and propaganda objects comparable to Nazi swastikas and flags, banned in Germany.
Germany pays shut consideration to the risk posed by the far proper, after a sequence of assaults, particularly after the failed bombing of Halle within the east of the nation in 2019 and one other racist assault in Hanau, close to Frankfurt, in February , leading to 9 deaths.
The extent of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic crimes, the overwhelming majority dedicated by far-right sympathizers, has risen by 14% in Germany in 2019, in keeping with the German Inside Ministry.
In June 2019, a conservative elected member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), who in addition to the refugee reception chancellor Walter Lübcke, was assassinated at residence. Two far-right sympathizers are presently on trial for the assassination.