German Woman Helping Migrants Targeted By ‘Neo-Nazis’

A woman has told how she has been the victim of a terror campaign by Nazi sympathisers due to her part in Germany’s efforts to help migrants. Karen Larisch, a manager at a refugee drop-in centre in the northeast town of Gustrow, has been targeted at home, with battery acid poured into the reception area of her apartment block in one incident. In another attack, a firework was posted through the letterbox at the centre. Graffiti calling her a ‘traitor’ and saying she ‘stinks’ has been daubed on the walls, and she has also been abused online and on the phone. “There are guys they hate me and every time they see me in this town they are not nice to me, so I’m afraid,” she said. Gustrow, in a rural part of what would have been the old east Germany, is the kind of place where neo-Nazi sympathisers feel comfortable to openly hurl abuse, said Ms Larisch. Since Germany took in more than one million migrants last year just a handful have been dispersed to the town, in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state.

via heart.co.k: German Woman Helping Migrants Targeted By ‘Neo-Nazis’

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