They call themselves Aryan League, White Aryan Resistance or Aryan Nations. What they all have in common is there use of pseudo-scientific racial theory to divide the world into Aryans and non-Aryans. The alleged right-wing terrorist Beate Zschäpe was found to have an article explaining the concept of the “Aryan Race”. And in the United States, so-called “Aryan Hate Groups” are alleged to have perpetrated countless murders.In this two-part documentary, the Afro-German filmmaker Mo Asumang sets out to find the origins of the Aryan concept and its misuse by racists in Germany and the USA.[The mother of the filmmaker herself was clerk with the SS. Her grandfather was a soldier in the war.]The mother of the filmmaker herself was clerk with the SS. Her grandfather was a soldier in the war.She herself even received a death threat from the “White Aryan Rebels,” a racist organization that supported Zschäpe’s NSU terrorist cell. The director seeks out people behind this right-wing ideology and confronts them with seemingly innocent questions. She attends demonstrations and propaganda events by self-proclaimed Aryans in Gera, Wismar and Potsdam.
via The Aryans – Part 1-2 | Documentaries and Reports | DW.DE | 05.08.2014.