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Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white
Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; Luxembourg
Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey
         of Neo-Nazi Skinheads"
Followup-To: alt.skinheads

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-
Last-Modified: 1995/09/02


Racist Skinheads and other far-right extremists in Luxembourg
are few in number, but they have been responsible for several
attacks in recent years.

Following the outbreak of neo-Nazi Skinhead violence in
the eastern German town of Hoyerswerda in September 1991, a
number of assaults occurred in Luxembourg over the next few
months. Two Skinheads beat a man, for no apparent reason, in a
pub in Rumelange. In Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg's
second-largest city, a Skinhead gave a man a public beating,
again for no apparent reason. In another episode, four people
paraded through the streets of Rumelange with a Nazi flag,
shouting "Heil Hitler," "Seig Heil," and "Luxembourge to the
Luxembourgers." They then tried attacking a residence housing
refugees from the former Yugoslavia, and finally they beat a
man in the street. The offenders in each case spent several
months in jail.

On August 13, 1994, the anniversary of the death of Rudolf
Hess, a group of 150 neo-Nazi Skinheads crossed the border
from Germany to demonstrate in front of the German embassy in
Luxembourg. The police intervened, and within hours the Skins
were deposited back at the frontier and told not to return.

A neo-Nazi skinzine called _Das Kroitz_ has been produced in
the town of Petange, in southern Luxembourg. (For the
newsletter's name, the letters "eu" in the word Kreuz -- 
German for cross -- are replaced with "oi".)

The Skinhead's views are shared in Luxembourg's political
arena by an extremist party known as the National Bewegung
(National Movement). Led by Pierre Peters, the National
Bewegung has campaigned on an anti-foreigner platform directed
against Portugese and other foreign workers. The party
performed poorly in the most recent elections.
(Anti-Defamation League, 53)

                        Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide
Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League,
1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY

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