Members of the far-right German party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) may at the end of January in the city of Hachenburg (Rhineland-Palatinate) free of charge, to a screening of the film “Schindler’s List” by Steven Spielberg. Uwe Junge, the local AfD-leader, responds “not amused”.
The American feature film from 1993 is about the efforts of German businessman Oskar Schindler to more than a thousand Jews of the Holocaust rescue. Hachenburg shows the box on 27 January, the day on which the victims of national socialism are commemorated. AfD-members must have their membership card show to free the cinema.
According to Junge, chairman of the right-wing populist party in Rhineland-Palatinate, it goes to “yet another clumsy attempt to AfD to be equivalent to national socialism”. The cinema in question says that “the intention is to posit that AfD voters nazis. We believe, however, that the party is strongly linked to a trivialization of these events in the past.”
Eastman of AfD are already often come under fire are due to racist statements, among others, of chairman Alexander Gauland. Critics say that he is the book of Germany to dismiss.