Young, partying, sexual, committed to a cause, they manage to go from vandalism to murder. In full Germany: NSU, trilogy, is based on the emergence of the neo-Nazi group Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund (National Socialist Clandestinity). Controversy from the first episode focuses on terrorists to whom everything goes so well that it seems propaganda.
In all the series, the impunity with which the trio moves for more than a decade causes noise
Broadcast in 2017 by German television, the three films narrate the crimes committed by the terrorist group after the fall of the Berlin Wall from three perspectives: authors, victims and researchers. Throughout the series, the impunity with which the trio moves for more than a decade, protected by tainted institutions that protect and conceal them, causes noise. Did it sound like Chile? Perhaps it is not free for the Museum of Memory to bring us this theme.
The series is a cross between documentary and fiction that reviews what happens when a group of xenophobic people radicalize their positions
The directors Züli Aladag, Florian Cossen and Christian Schwochow made this series to remember the terrible murders and violent, xenophobic actions committed by the NSU group, which, after several years of police complicity, were revealed through an investigation that motivated , even, a public apology from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The perpetrators, today is any day, is the first film of the trilogy and was exhibited on Tuesday 06 at the Museum of Memory, before a couple of dozens of attendees. The film tells the story of the teenager Beate Zschäpe, who thanks to a cousin meets the young Uwe and begins to delve into the neo-Nazi youths. His desire to revive the party and claim Germany, recently reunified, for the Germans radicalize the position of the group. In particular of the trio composed by Beate, Uwe and the other Uwe, more violent and vandal than his namesake; They begin to attack immigrants, go to parties, buy explosives to perpetrate bombings in refugee homes, develop their own version of Monopoly («the Jew has come to charge you») to spread their nationalist thought. They are doing well, they are young, handsome, they think they serve their country, they have authorities that turn a blind eye, and they go out to the streets to do mass demonstrations (“We bring hate, hate, hate, hate”!) And they have a garage that is filled with dynamite. They do well until the police come into play, but that is the subject of the following films.
It is the fight of honest policemen against policemen who have different interests to the defense of democracy
The investigators, only for official use (November 13th, 19 hours) is the second film of the series, narrates the skills of a group of detectives over more than a decade to find the terrorists, and how the police have problems to relate the case of the trio of bomb makers with the murders of Muslims that torment the country. Here come into play the secret agents, the infiltrators, the disappearance of evidence. It is the fight of honest policemen against policemen who have different interests to the defense of democracy.
The third film of this group, called The Victims, Do not Forget Me (November 20th, 19 hours), tells how the police try to criminalize the victims of the NSU, diverting the investigation of the crime of hatred towards unfounded accusations of drug trafficking, tormenting the family of murdered Muslims. In itself, it is the story of the daughter of the florist Simsek, first executed by the underground neo-Nazi group, and of the dignity that the search for justice requires when the state apparatus is against it.
The series is a cross between documentary and fiction that reviews what happens when a group of xenophobic people radicalize their positions, going from speech to terrorist action, with moral and financial support from corrupt state organs. A wrong response to immigration that is worth taking into account in contemporary Chile.
The trilogy En Plena Alemania: NSU, arrives at the Museum of Memory and Rights thanks to the collaboration of the Goethe Institut.