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Arte Themenabend: The terror trio – why the authorities failed

Prize-winner 2013
German CIVIS Television Prize – information

Authors:Inga Klees, Marcus Weller
Editorial:Jörg Wildermuth, Burkhard Kunst
Documentary, MDR/ARTE

Over a period of 14 years, the right-wing extremist terror cell “National Socialist Underground” was able to rob, explode bombs and murder in Germany without being discovered. The film tells the story of a state affair in which radical rightwing murderers were able to kill nine people with foreign roots and a policewoman – while surrounded by liaison officers and informers of almost all the German secret services. It is all about the complete failure of the German security services. How it happened, was discovered by several parliamentary commissions of inquiry: they met with massive resistance, silence, playing down.

Excerpt from the jury’s statement
Excellent – an outstanding piece of journalism.

right wing populism/ right wing radicalism/ right wing extremism    terrorism   

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