On the Charlottenburger Breitscheidplatz it gets loud on Sunday. A right-wing group around the self-proclaimed "Volkslehrer", Nikolai Nerling, is holding a rally under the motto "For German Culture in Germany", which will include German folk dances. An alliance of leftist demonstrators, enrolled by the "Grannies against the Right", wants to protest against the event with salsa music and dancing starting at 1:30 pm – supporters are welcome.
At the same time, the bells of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are to be invited to pray for peace in the memorial hall at 2 pm. Coventry's Prayer for Reconciliation is meant to pray for "forgiveness for" hatred, race of race, race of people, class of class, "and" lack of participation in the plight of prisoners, homeless, and refugees. "
For the right event 100 participants have been announced, the counter-demonstration was registered with 50 participants. In speeches from past events of Nerling it had repeatedly come to holocaustrelativierenden and racist statements, an event in Dresden was disbanded in March by the police early, after racially inciting statements were found.
Right-wing extremists and Holocaust deniers are also expected to attend the event on Sunday, as the Mobile Advice Against Right-Wing Extremism (MBR) announced. According to two of the three announced speakers are convicted of Holocaust denial. One of them is said to have organized military exercises in Thuringian forests in the past, in a subsequent house search of the Thuringia State Criminal Police Office in 2017, the police "weapons, ammunition, propaganda material and drugs" have found.
Nerling operated beside his job as a teacher a Youtube channel
The Tagesspiegel had revealed in January 2018, the activities of Nerling on the Internet. He had been working alongside his job as a history teacher at a school in Gesundbrunnen on Youtube his folk teacher channel. In the video, he denied the Shoah and spread antisemitic conspiracy theories.
As a result of the daily mirror research N. was dismissed from the school administration in May 2018. The Labor Court Berlin confirmed the decision as lawful. Since then, Nerling toured as a Volkslehrer through the Federal Republic and continues to produce videos – funded with donations. At the beginning of June 2018, Nerling's apartment was searched for alleged document fraud and allegedly obtained a press pass through illegal channels.