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The statements of Robert Faurisson plainly contradict and ignore a vast body of primary sources and academic research on the topic. Some of the documents that address the use of gas chambers by the Nazi regime during WWII include the following: Writing for the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies historian Michael Thad Allen (Georgia Institute of ...


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No. Mohammed was not the most popular first name in Berlin 2018. The official Berlin statistics conclude something different. And at the very least: It seems not likely to be possibly true, regardless of you twist the statistics. But it depends a bit on how you count names, and whether you do that in a consistent manner. The official Ordnungsamt Berlin ...


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These statements are not supported by the official data. According to official statistics of the German Federal Crime office the crimes in Germany 2017 are down by about 10% compared to 2016 and 2015 - 6.4 million to 5.7 million. (source) Number of registered crimes in Germany PS. In the statistic the overall number of crimes is given, including illegal ...


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This is pretty much true, and has happened multiple times in the past. In fact, they were introduced in the German intraday market in 2007. For example, the same situation occurred in May 2014, when prices for energy became negative. However, the reason that renewable energy had temporarily negative prices is that it is difficult to store energy, and that ...


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The reason for this discrepancy is because the data from the Umweltbundesamt includes construction and demolition waste (see figure below and surrounding text on your linked webpage) whereas the data from the EPA "does not include everything that is landfilled in MSW, or nonhazardous, landfills, such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, municipal ...


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Regarding the claims of Robert Faurisson, Gas chambers: Rudolf Höß, the Auschwitz Kommandant swore in an affidavit that Zyklon-B was dropped into the death chamber through a small opening. Referring to Pery Broad's testimony, He described how the area surrounding the crematorium was kept closed. The Jews arrived in columns. They were told they were ...


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The blog post on ZeroHedge is a heavily distorted version of the original German article that is linked in it. What the original article in "Die Welt" claims is that there are refugees that travel to the country they claim to be persecuted. That is the entirety of the actual claim from the article: Asylberechtigte kehren zu Urlaubszwecken vorübergehend ...


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It is entirely possible that Hitler said something of the sort, although it is rather a stretch to say it is about homeschooling. The law making school attendance compulsory was actually passed in 1919 as part of the Weimar constitution. Wikipedia: The Weimar Constitution Section 4: Education and School Articles 142 to 150 guided the operation of ...


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The claim that Germany has no constitution and no treaty that ended the occupation is not true in any way. Constitution: Here is the German constitution, called The Basic Law ('Das Grundgesetz' in German). It was formally adopted in May 1949 by the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), and continued to be used as the German constitution when West ...


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I am German and I have here a original statistic source, which I copied (screenshot) for easy access of yours. I hope the numbers are convincing. It's from the latest (May '18) "Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik" of BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office). The original and official source can be found here at BKA's Website The image is from a table at page 10. ...


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Practically, this is exactly what happened. Günter Schabowski gets a little folded text note that he knew nothing about informing him about new planned travel regulations. Schabowski went on to announce those in the then daily evening press briefings. He was not even supposed to read it out in that way and if he did in knowledge of what the Politbüro ...


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Even though the article was published by Bild (which is a strong indicator that you have to check the sources yourself) and has no verifiable source, it sounds correct. In 2009, Sandra Kuhn wrote a dissertation in medicine at the University of Hamburg about "Auto-erotic deaths in Hamburg and Munich 1983-2002" [1] In the 20 years, she found 101 cases (100 ...


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Overall Crime numbers have indeed decreased, but there are categories of violent crimes that have increased during the last few years. Murder rates have increased: Y axis: number of murder victims In 2017 there was a massive increase of cases of rape and sexual assault that were reported to the police (it should be noted though that the German criminal ...


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These cases have been well covered by German media as well, and since both the tenants, the location and the municipal politicians have been named, the cases can easily be verified and I don't see any reason to doubt it. Just to mention a few of the articles about this specific case: Focus Stern Die Welt Badische Zeitung Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten ...


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True. There are two claims to address: Is the quote real? Does it apply to home-schooling? Hitler did say that. It does also apply to home-schooling. It was the general principle of national-socialist education plans. He said the quote in a more general context than for example as a reply to 'what do you think of home-schooling.' In that sense, Hitler ...


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Not true for "taxes", not even true for "income tax" alone. According to the official government statistics for the year 2014 –– and include those a bit more who are not really considered "rich earners" with "just" making over 125.000 EUR –– we arrive at: the top 3% of earners were paying 20.3% of overall revenues from income tax in 2014. From 250.000 ...


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N-TV has a fact check on the issue. Regarding the "so called NGO" and the offer of 450 for demonstrating: Caspary scheint sich mit seinem Vorwurf auf eine Aktion der Digital-NGO Edri zu beziehen, über die die "Bild am Sonntag" heute folgendes schreibt: "Die internationale Bürgerrechtsorganisation Edri spendierte 'Reisestipendien' nach Brüssel und ...


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The PISA results are available online. The OECD also published a summary paper which described what PISA is: [T]he OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, [is] the world’s premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. It does not measure IQ and does not claim to be comparable to IQ. The ...


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The top 20% of income earners pay 50% of Einkommensteuer&Lohnsteuer (income tax), which in turn accounts for 33% of total tax income for the state. (Lohn and Einkommen are separate here, because Lohn references income from paid employ, while Einkommen can be any monies you get apart from paid employ) People with more than 37 500 € per year paid 80% of ...


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The linked article references the article Rassismus und Kindererziehung: Droht Verlust des Umgangsrechtes?, published on 2015-09-24 in an online magazine run by the German Bar Association. In this article, the attorney Eva Becker (President of the Family Law Community in the German Bar Association) gives her professional assessment on this topic. Naturally, ...


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The German Red Cross will put up a sign at their emergency tent and have psychologically trained staff standing by. A spokesperson for the event pointed out that the Oktoberfest in Munich has a similar arrangement since 2003 to absolutely no controversy. Dem Magazin "bento" bestätigten Veranstalter und DRK, dass an der Unfallhilfstelle ein zusätzliches ...


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The reality behind this claim is not that clear cut and easy to either confirm or dismiss with one word. No In principle, Germany does not pay refugees "to go on vacation in those countries they fled from." That reads as if the German state actively encourages vacations into these countries and pays extra money just for the trip. It's more like: once a ...


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No. This question is probably about the successor marches to the infamous "Rudolf-Heß-Gedächtnismarsch" which had mainly been taking place in Wunsiedel, where Rudolf Heß had been buried until 2011, as well as about the internationally recognized, fundraising counter protest "Rechts gegen Rechts" which premiered in Wunsiedel in 2014. I could find reports ...


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Yes. In 2016, there were 3 members of the Bundestag who officially stated that they are Muslim. However, a number of people did not give their religion. The German newspaper Die Welt says that there are 6 Muslims: Ekin Deligöz, Omid Nouripour, Cem Özdemir, Özcan Mutlu, Aydan Özoguz, and Cemile Giousouf. 5 of them are in parties that primarily voted for ...


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Yes, they are an accurate summary of violent crime statistics. Violent crime was rising by 10% from 2014 to 2016.. To be clear, that was for 1.5-2.5 years ago (in Trump's defense, the article he is - probably - citing - does not make that obvious if you go by the blurb, since the study results were published in 2018). From AP article (in Chicago Tribune) ...


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tl;dr Possibly. We cannot be sure. There are no official statistics about that. The origin of this claim is German tabloid Bild: 80 bis 100 Tote jährlich durch Selbstbefriedigung 80 bis 100 Menschen sterben Schätzungen zufolge jedes Jahr bei riskanten Selbstbefriedigungspraktiken in Deutschland. Der Brandenburger Rechtsmediziner Harald Voß geht von ...


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tl;dr The Reichsbürger claims are not really true, but they are also not completely baseless. Germany is not a fully sovereign state, it has a de-facto constitution but refuses to call it officially "constitution": it is not Verfassung der Bundesrepublik (constitution of the Federal Republic) but it is still called Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik (Basic Law ...


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No, the statement in that form does not appear to be true. There has been no official statement by the city council that I could find, and the city council had its last meeting before the events. Its next scheduled meeting won't be before February. Judith Wolter - a member of the right-wing extremist, racist, and nationalist Bürgerbewegung pro Köln[*] and a ...


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No in 1935 Hitler passed a law banning any flag being displayed except the swastika and the blue and white Zionist flag, which is pretty amazing This is obviously false. There was never a time in Germany where only two flags where allowed. Wikipedia has a list of official flags used in Germany between 1933 and 1945, which were of course legal at the time,...


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In 2012 it was discussed to change the animal protection law, and "animal brothels" have been a topic in these discussions (also in 2010 and maybe even before). 2012-09 - Katharina Meyer (journalist of the Badische Zeitung) composed the article Gibt es Tierbordelle in Deutschland? (Do animal brothels exist in Germany?). She investigated where the statement (...


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