May 19, 2021

Day X

By Katrin Bennhold Lynsea Garrison Clare Toeniskoetter Kaitlin Roberts Larissa Anderson Mike Benoist

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A military officer, a faked refugee identity and an alleged far-right assassination plot intended to bring down the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Headlines and popularity

  1. Listen to ‘Day X’
  2. ‘Day X’: Inside Far-Right Extremism in Germany
  3. Introducing: ‘Day X’

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- Listen and follow Day X: Coming soon.Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher
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+ Listen to and follow Day X now. Episodes will appear each Thursday on this page — and wherever you get your podcasts.Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher
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- What starts with a mysterious gun in an airport bathroom and a fake refugee identity opens the door to a nationwide network of far-right extremists inside Germany’s military and police. It’s a story about a changing national identity — and the backlash against it — raising a question that democracies across the world are waking up to: What happens when the threat is coming from within?
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+ A German soldier, a faked Syrian identity and a loaded gun in an airport bathroom crack the door open to a network of far-right extremists inside the German military and the police. It’s a story about a changing national identity — and the backlash against it — raising a question that democracies across the world are waking up to: What happens when the threat is coming from within?
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+ Episode 1: Shadow Army?
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+ This episode contains strong language.
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+ The story of Franco A., the military officer who faked his identity, was widely publicized in the German press. Then reports emerged that he wasn’t alone — that soldiers and police officers across the country were organizing via encrypted messages. They were preparing for the day they believed democracy would collapse, a day they called Day X. In this episode, we ask: Just how dangerous are they?
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Headlines

  • Day X
  • Listen to ‘Day X’
  • ‘Day X’: Inside Far-Right Extremism in Germany
  • Introducing: ‘Day X’

Tags

  • Albrecht, Franco
  • Defense and Military Forces
  • Fringe Groups and Movements
  • Germany
  • Nationalism (Theory and Philosophy)
  • Refugees and Displaced Persons
  • Right-Wing Extremism and Alt-Right
  • Terrorism