Neo-Nazi Bands (Germany)

Date: 2004

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Language

Medium: Music

Artist: Various neo-Nazi bands

Confronting Bodies: German police, the Federal Crime Office

Dates of Action: March, 2004

Location: Across Germany

Description of Artwork: Internet music files of bands whose lyrics may incite racial hatred against Jews and foreigners.

The Incident: German police raided the homes of 300 people suspected of posting neo-Nazi music files on the internet for others to download.

Results of Incident: Inciting racial hatred is punishable by imprisonment in Germany.

Source: The New York Times