Extremism: MPs still want the NSU archive in this legislature

Representatives of the red-red-green government factions insist on the establishment of an NSU archive in Thuringia in this legislature.

Extremism: MPs still want the NSU archive in this legislature

Representatives of the red-red-green government factions insist on the establishment of an NSU archive in Thuringia in this legislature. The former NSU investigative committee chairpersons Katharina König-Preuss (left), Dorothea Marx (SPD) and Madeleine Henfling (Greens) called on Thursday to finally take the decisive steps.

Backing up the files on the right-wing extremist terrorist trio NSU and transferring them to an archive accessible to science, society and journalists was one of the key recommendations of the second Thuringian NSU investigative committee. Thuringia has made a significant contribution to the status of the work on the NSU complex that has been achieved so far, it said. The establishment of the NSU archive in Thuringia is important in order to keep the promise to those affected by the right-wing terror of the NSU and to civil society not to draw a line.

The three members of the state parliament also spoke out in favor of locating the planned federal archive on right-wing terrorism in Thuringia. "We would be very pleased if the federal government would consider Thuringia as a location for the "Archive Right-Wing Terrorism"," said the three parliamentarians.

The so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU), with its core members Uwe Mundlos, Uwe Böhnhardt and Beate Zschäpe, who came from Thuringia, had been able to murder through Germany for years without being recognized. The victims were nine traders of Turkish and Greek origin and a German policewoman. The right-wing terrorists also carried out two bomb attacks, injuring dozens of people, and a number of bank robberies. Mundlos and Böhnhardt killed each other in Eisenach in early November 2011 to avoid arrest. Zschäpe was sentenced to life imprisonment as an accomplice - even if there was never any proof that she herself was at one of the crime scenes.

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