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About Barbara Manthe

Barbara Manthe is a Principal Investigator at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf; her research project was on  ‘Right-wing Terrorism in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1970-1990.’ An expert on postwar radical right terrorism since 1945, she has conducted research and applied her expertise for the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia on the National Socialist Underground’s (NSU) crimes.

Articles by Barbara Manthe

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Terror from the far right in the Weimar Republic

The approval and performance of politically-motivated violence has been a core element of fascist or antisemitic activism for a century.

Scenes of ‘civil war’? Radical right narratives on Chemnitz

The Chemnitz case shows a Saxon city where the radical right has tried to establish itself for years, with some very concrete fantasies about a violent ‘overthrow’.

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