Prime suspect series of neo-nazi murders, speaks in the NSU-process

Prime suspect series of neo-nazi murders, speaks in the NSU-process

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Beate Zschäpe, the prime suspect of a series of neo-nazi murders in Germany, last Thursday, for the first time, said something in the NSU process.

Zschäpe, who, as a member of the national socialist Underground (NSU) in ten murders involved would have been, said that she no longer identifies with the ideas of the NSU.

Zschäpe said in a short statement that they used to be vereenzelvigde “with parts of the nationalist ideology”, but that is no longer the case. “Now, do I rate people not on the basis of their ethnicity or political ideas, but on the basis of their behavior,” said Zschäpe.


The trial against Zschäpe and some other NSU’ers started in 2013. Between 2000 and 2006, they would together with Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Bönhardt ten people have been killed, among whom nine are non-native. She is also suspected of involvement in two bomb attacks, and several robberies. Mundlos and Bönhardt committed in 2011 to suicide.

These crimes were then known as ‘Dönermoorden’ because police and intelligence agencies mistakenly assumed settling of scores between criminal foreigners. Only later was the extreme right-wing background of the suspected perpetrators clearly.

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