In April, I echoed some 2003 photos of a younger and much slimmer Angela Merkel visiting what seemed to be a Nazi hideout in Magdeburg. The subsequent discussion arose only in these last few days and has provided some background[de]: the youth club she visited had been the crime scene of the murder of an antifascist just months earlier and was declared "officially" a Nazi locale just days after Merkel's visit.
It is not fully clear how much Merkel was aware, how much she meant to be supportive of the Nazis or how much she was "good heartedly" trying to get them out of that extremist path. But what is clear is that the German state does actually protects the Nazis, has the secret services and police forces intimately hybridized with them, and, as the above mentioned German article says: it is not blind of the right eye, it is always looking with both eyes to the left and only to the left.
The following video-documentary (15 mins., mostly in German, with English subtitles, 2013) tells the story of Nazi appropriation of the city of Magdeburg on the yearly commemoration of the allied bombing, their denialist propaganda and the protection that the German state gives them. It also tells of the growing antifascist resistance in that city that has managed to deter the Nazis somewhat in spite of police protection.
No Pasaran Uncut from CS Productions on Vimeo.