BAILEY T. STEEN | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018
On Wednesday, Beate Zschäpe, one of the last remaining survivors of the German neo-nazi terrorist organisation, the National Socialist Underground (NSU), was just sentenced to life in prison by The Higher Regional Court of Munich for 10 murders, most of whom migrants, 14 bank robberies and two nail-bomb attacks. Following a five-year-long trial, with over 600 witnesses brought into question, the arrest of the infamous “Nazi bride” and her four associates cements the end to the NSU’s fascist invasion over German life.
According to a new report from The Guardian, the neo-Nazi crackdown started when there was a 2011 bank raid in the German town of Eisenach. On November 4th, two men, armed to the teeth with semi-automatic handguns, stormed the building in masks demanding bank tellers to empty the nearby safe. In and out with over €70,000 ($81,000 USD), the career fascists successfully pulled off their 14th bank robbery across 12 years.
Riding on borrowed time, however, the two men didn’t have long to celebrate.
Escaping the scene on bicycles, a witness contacted police after they noticed two men placing suspicious bags into a nearby white caravan. Authorities, now on the hunt for a VW Winnebago, heard gunshots from a local car park later that morning. Officers, cornering the suspects, opened the doors to find both Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt, two of the most wanted neo-Nazi terrorists in Germany, now dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
Investigators found their guns, two standard issue Heckler & Koch P2000s, actually belonged to murdered police officer Michèle Kiesewetter and her surviving partner Martin Arnold, both of which shot in the head by Česká CZ 82 firearms at point-blank range. Authorities noted the Kiesewetter case involved the same gun and killing method used in the “die Dönermorde”, otherwise translated as “the kebab murders”, which were an unsolved string on migrant deaths between the years 2000 to 2007.