Tödlicher Hass: Der Mordfall Walter Lübcke

The German broadcaster ARD’s documentary about the 2019 murder of Walter Lübcke, a local politician with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who actively promoted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy in the state of Hesse, was released amid a flurry of media attention to the trial of his neo-Nazi killers in the summer of 2020. The film deftly interweaves its reconstruction of the primary defendant Stephan Ernst’s history of far-right violence and the order of events leading up to the assassination with a number of contextualizing narratives, including the role of his accomplice Markus H., the neo-Nazi movement and other right-wing spaces in the city of Kassel, the rise of ethnic nationalism nationally in the agenda of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), well as the failure of the authorities to monitor a convicted violent vigilante and investigate other threads like possible connections to the National Socialist Underground (NSU).

Genre(s): Documentary, True Crime

Links: IMDB, ARD Mediathek, YouTube

About Kumars Salehi

Kumars Salehi is a PhD student in German Literature and Culture.
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One Response to Tödlicher Hass: Der Mordfall Walter Lübcke

  1. Just watched the documentation. A sad story! A headshot close. Walter Lübcke is still remaining on his balcony late in the evening of June 1, 2019. He never ever discovered that he had actually been observed there over numerous nights. This time the awesome shoots. A year later on, the procedure should concern terms with this act.

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