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Nahaufnahme: The Pogrom in the Provinces – About stuffy People and Arsonists

Prize-winner 2007
European CIVIS Radio Prize – long programmes

Author:Martin Durm
Editorial:Thomas Gerlach
Direction:Benedikt Bauer
Feature, BR
Broadcasting date 10.01.2007 at 22:30 hrs by Bayern2Radio

The town of Ensisheim in southern Alsace: With the aid of the police, the mayor burns down a Roma camp which has earned him the eternal gratitude of the townsfolk. Despite the mayor’s court conviction, the deeply conservative, nationalistic local citizens celebrate his forced eviction of the 80 Romas as an heroic deed. For the Alsace is a stronghold of the extreme right in France, where latent xenophobia is deeply entrenched in many rural areas.

right wing populism/ right wing radicalism/ right wing extremism   

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