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 Luxembourg 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 10017.
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