Germany's Nazi Past Clashes With Refugee Debate at Top Court

  • Constitutional court hearing case to outlaw right-wing party
  • Former German justice minister warns suit could backfire

Activists attend a demonstration organized to protest against the Federal Congress held by far-right NPD on Nov. 21, 2015 in Weinheim, Germany.

Photographer: Simon Hofmann/Getty Images

Germany’s heated debate over refugees and its troubled political past have collided as the country’s top court considers whether to outlaw a far-right party accused of espousing Nazi views. 

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