Germany Police Confiscate Thousand of Anti-Semitic CDs

Published March 04, 2009

| Associated Press

German police raided 224 apartments and houses across the country Wednesday, confiscating 45,000 music CDs in a crackdown on the far-right music scene.

Stuttgart prosecutors, who led the operation, said 204 people aged 21-45 are being investigated for allegedly distributing the music, which includes xenophobic and anti-Semitic lyrics. There were no immediate arrests.

The production and sale of right-wing music that promotes an extremist agenda or racial hatred is against the law in Germany.

"The music is an important medium to drum-up interest among youth for the (right-wing) scene," said head prosecutor Siegfried Mahler.

Mahler said the sale of the CDs was also an important vehicle for raising money for far-right groups.

Eight hundred police officers were involved in the raids. They confiscated 170 computers along with the music CDs.

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