Defendant Beate Zschaepe of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Undergroundarrives for her trial in a courtroom in Munich earlier this month.  REUTERS/ Michaela Rehle

Institutional incompetence “without parallel” in Germany’s postwar history allowed a neo-Nazi gang pursue a seven- year murder campaign against immigr(...)

 Defendant Beate Zschäpe stands in court with her legal team on the opening day of the NSU neo-Nazi murder trial in Munich, Germany.  Photograph:  Joerg Koch/Getty Images

  With her arms folded, a smiling Beate Zschäpe strode quickly into a tightly guarded Munich courtroom yesterday to answer to murder an(...)

From left: Angelika Lex, Reinhard Schoen, Sebastian Scharmer and Stephan Lucas, lawyers and joint plaintiff for the relatives victims of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground address a news conference in Munich yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Michael Dalder

If it wasn’t for a botched bank robbery it is unlikely that Beate Zschäpe would go on trial in a Munich court room this morning. On Novem(...)

Bavarian finance minister Markus Soeder  and Arno Hamburger, head of the Nuremberg Jewish community attend the inauguration of a memorial to victims of the NSU murder series on March 21st in Nuremberg, Germany.  Some of the alleged perpetrators are due to go on trial in April. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Ahead of next month’s trial of a suspected neo-Nazi serial killer, German bureaucracy is breeding ill-will among the in(...)