2Der "Nationalsozialistische Untergrund" im Lichte rechtsradikaler Gewalt

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epa03005192 A composite image made of mug shot reproductions of the Ostthueringer Zeitung nespaper of 1998, showing from L-R Beate Zschaepe, Uwe Boehnhardt and Uwe Mundlos. The three were being searched at that time in connection with a bomb attack on Christmas 1997. The trio formed a right-wing extremist terror cell which is now suspected of carrying out a series of 10 murders, bank robberies and bomb attacks. The group was formed in Jena, went underground at the end of the 1990s and then operated from Zwickau. Beate Zschaepe, 36, is thought to be the key figure. Her two accomplices Uwe Boenhardt and Uwe Mundlos committed a suicide after a bank robbery in Eisenach on 04 November 2011. German authorities investigating a string of unsolved murders by a neo-Nazi criminal gang declined on 16 November 2011 to
comment on a newspaper report that a key suspect in the case had agreed to talk after initially retaining her right to remain silent. The Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper reported that Beate Zschaepe, who last week turned herself in to police after setting off a bomb in her flat in the eastern city of Zwickau, was cooperating with an inquiry into at least ten racially motivated
murders carried out by the National Socialist Underground gang.
Das Foto aus der Ostthüringischen Zeitung zeigt die Neonazis Uwe Böhnhardt (l.) und Uwe Mundlos (r.). (© picture-alliance/dpa)