A German politician who left the far-right party for Germany (AfD) after a racist tirade, founds a new party that adopted a symbol of the Austrian Nazis and an anti-Semitic group in the 1930s ,
André Poggenburg led the AfD, which is often described as right-wing extremist about its anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric, to the strongest ever nationwide electoral performance and won almost a quarter of the votes in Saxony-Anhalt in 2016.
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But the regional leader resigned last year, after calling Turks" homeless "as" camel drivers "and as immigrants with dual nationality. "He recently criticized the AfD for becoming increasingly leftist, fearing being monitored by a domestic intelligence service.
His new party – Awakening of German Patriots (AdP) – was immediately criticized for revealing that his logo featured a blue cornflower, a well-known symbol of hatred.
In the vicinity of Austria, the flower was associated with the anti-Semitic Schoenerer movement and was used by the Nazis as a secret symbol until the country was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938.
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Poggenburg told the German news agency DPA that his move this year in regional elections could enter the state parliament, but also said that he does not want his party directly with the AfD competes. 19659010] This is the fourth time that a shock has formed in the party which shocked the German political establishment since the migration crisis in 2015, which led to Germany taking in one million refugees.  AfD Co-Chairwoman Frauke Petry left the party in 2017 and founded the Blue Party, which has two seats in the national parliament. Bernhard Wildt, a regional AFD leader, also left the party to found a group called Bürger for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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A member of the AfD was seriously injured earlier this month after being attacked by three people in the northern city of Bremen in an "assassination attempt".
The party said Frank Magnitz had become unconscious after a New Year's reception. The party praised "the courageous intervention of a builder" with the rescue of Magnitz & # 39; life and said the police and the Bremen prosecutor investigate the attack.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.