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Neo-Nazi terror house 'will be demolished'

The Local · 20 Dec 2011, 12:36

Published: 20 Dec 2011 12:36 GMT+01:00

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The house in Zwickau, Saxony, was home to Beate Zschäpe, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt for several years. They called themselves the National Socialist Underground and are alleged to have killed nine shopkeepers and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

Zschäpe is said to have blown up the flat in November after her friends were caught having robbed a bank and one shot the other dead before killing himself. It was among the rubble that police found evidence linking the trio to the killings of the shop keepers and the policewoman, as well as a DVD of a video boasting of the killings.

Fears that the house could become a shrine for neo-Nazis, further damaging the reputation of the town has led to Zwickau authorities deciding to tear it down.

The owner has abandoned plans to renovate it, and has agreed to destroy it next year, said city spokesman Mathias Merz, although he would not say how much had been paid to the owner.

“I see a danger that the right-wing extremists will make this a cult meeting place along the lines of: ‘Our martyrs lived here.’ And I don't want that,” said Mayor Pia Findeiß.

Zschäpe handed herself in to police shortly after the dramatic events of early November, while several men have since been arrested, suspected of having helped the trio.

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Your comments about this article

17:25 December 20, 2011 by heyheyhey
Those persons who believe that this group should be allowed the same freedoms as non terrorist groups,........get your head examined.

You need to get serious about these people. They are not benign.
21:18 December 20, 2011 by hofmeister1
The actual nazis here, are the ones caling themselves, "laughably" anti-fascists!

these poorly mixed up fools are the ones who are commiting the crimes, and who are trying to silence free speach and diffeence of opinon!

hitlers brown shirts, were doing the same, burning books, burning the houses and homes of people these deemed had different outlook or view to them. yes, thats what fascism is. these so called left wing anti fascists need to be LOCKED UP!!!!! they are the real danger to society, foisting frankfurt school facism and political correctness on the countrys of western europe.

i say TO HELL! with these marxist nazis. to HELL with you :o)))))
22:47 December 20, 2011 by wxman
That will fix them! We'll never hear from them again. Right?
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