You know how it was in Rostock
– Remembering so as not to forget the right-wing and racist violence in Saxony-Anhalt in the 1990s
Right-wing violence at the beginning of the 1990s is usually reduced to single events like the pogrom on
a foreign workers home in Rostock-Lichtenhagen in 1992. But attacks on refugees motivated by racism,
and violence against alternative youths were part of everyday life in the country.
Following the racist debate on asylum and the nationalist sentiments after the reunification especially in
the newly formed German states, the perpetrators could easily feel like parts of a consenting majority.
Vastly ignored by the public, there were plenty of attacks in Saxony-Anhalt.
The documentary gives voice to four people who talk about their experiences. In the early 1990ies they
were victims of racist and nationalist violence in Saxony-Anhalt.
Documentary 2014, HD, Dolby Stereo, 16:9, 23 min, German with English Subtitles
Director/Camera/Concept/Montage/Production: Kathrin Lemcke
Concept/Interview/Text: Michael Barthel, Anne Mehrer, Torsten Hahnel (miteinander e.V.)
Sound: Claus Störmer
Voices: Maxi M. Grehl, Alex Körner
Map/Animation: Karl Pompe
Color Grading: Stephan Beier