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Opinion “Everything for Germany”

It is unbelievable that Höcke knew nothing concerning the Nazi background to his slogan

Frederick Schindler

“The aim and strategy is obviously to present yourself as a victim here”

AfD politician Björn Höcke is on trial in Halle for utilizing a banned Nazi slogan. “Höcke has repeatedly used Nazi language in the past,” says WELT editor Frederik Schindler: “He knows very well that these terms have a National Socialist background.”

AfD politician Björn Höcke denies having deliberately used a slogan of the National Socialist SA. But in his case specifically, there’s a lot to be mentioned for it. The frontman of the ethnic-nationalist celebration pattern might even be aiming for a trial.

EThuringia's AfD state chief Björn Höcke claims to have used an “everyday phrase” when he shouted “Everything for Germany” on the finish of a speech in Merseburg in May 2021. The right-wing extremist and historical past instructor claims to not have recognized that this was the forbidden slogan of the National Socialist SA. This is unbelievable.

The saying is definitely a lot much less well-known than the greeting “Sieg Heil” or the SS motto “My honor means loyalty”. But Höcke used National Socialist language so typically in his eleven-year profession as a politician that one should assume that it was intentional.

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The mastermind of the ethnic-nationalist celebration pattern had already spoken of the “germ cell of the people”, of “degenerate old parties”, “revolkung”, “harmonization” and “corrupters of the people”. In a speech on the right-wing extremist Institute for State Policy, he repeatedly used the time period “Tat Elite” – one of many SS’s self-designations.

Höcke's declare that he knew nothing concerning the Nazi origins of the slogan “Everything for Germany” can be contradicted by the truth that the background had already been mentioned inside the AfD lengthy earlier than. During the 2017 federal election marketing campaign, the later MP Ulrich Oehme posted the SA slogan in Saxony.

The Chemnitz public prosecutor's workplace had initiated proceedings on the time, however discontinued them as a result of it was not attainable to show that Oehme knew concerning the banned Nazi slogan. This can now not apply to Höcke.

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It is more likely that Höcke intentionally used the time period in order that he may later painting himself as a sufferer of an allegedly politically motivated justice system that may persecute opposition politicians due to a innocent saying. This additionally turned obvious on Thursday in entrance of the Halle regional courtroom.

Right from the beginning, Höcke's protection legal professionals questioned whether or not the trial was a good one. This will not be the primary time that the AfD chief has despised the establishments of the democratic constitutional state.