Last Wednesday, the mother of German journalist and doctor Gilda Sahebi read research by investigative outlet Correctiv, and was worried about her future.
Correctiv uncovered a meeting of top politicians of far-right party AfD, wealthy businessmen and fascist activists, including Martin Sellner from Austria’s Identitarian Movement. Sellner reportedly presented a so-called “masterplan” on how to deport millions of people from Germany should the AfD come to power: migrants, as well as German citizens.
Like Gilda Sahebi, many concerned people posted on social media their stories, and how they could be a target of AfD’s deportation plan. 2024 will be crucial: elections will be held in three German federal states. In all, AfD is leading the polls. In Thuringia, Björn Höcke, an extremist even within the AfD, may become Prime Minister.
Millions have a reason to worry.