Bundestag member speaks about neo-Nazis in German army

14.06.2020, Berlin.

The Bundestag’s new military officer, Eva Högl, has admitted in her interview to the RBB German radio station on June 13 that neo-Nazi structures exist in the German army.

According to Högl, there are more than isolated cases. “There are also structures and networks in the Bundeswehr that are extreme right, where there are racist attacks,” the Bundestag member said.

This must “first of all be thoroughly investigated, and secondly, action must now be taken quickly,” the military officer believes. She noted that most the servicemen carry out their heavy duty responsibly and “are firmly on the ground of the Basic Law.”

Previously, the Spiegel German magazine reported wrote a letter of an officer of a German special forces unit (Kommando Spezialkräfte — KSK) received by the German defense minister. According to the magazine, the author reported about neo-Nazi attitudes that were silenced or even covered up.

In the last few years, KSK has repeatedly become the center of neo-Nazi scandals. For example, in May 2020 an arms cache was found in a serviceman’s garden.

Another case was a report about spreading neo-Nazi materials by one of the German special forces officer.

KSK is one of the few Bundeswehr units that may carry out operations abroad; therefore its activity is secret.

Kommando Spezialkräfte is responsible for hostage rescue in crisis areas, searching for military criminals and terrorists, and strategic intelligence.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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