Fires in The Night

German right-wingers spearhead scores of attacks against foreigners

For German right-wing radicals, the incendiary of choice is the Molotov cocktail. Instead of hitting their target and burning out, however, the ones hurled two weeks ago in Rostock have continued to spray sparks across Germany: at week's end, more than 150 attacks on asylum-seeking foreigners had been registered since the mayhem began. In Ketzin, 10 miles from Berlin, 44 Auslander barely escaped with their lives when the building they inhabited was razed by torch throwers. Official calls for special police powers to confront the skinheads and neo-Nazis did not seem to deter anyone. Although there was no breakdown in civic...

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