Sunday 23 April 2017

Nicky Larkin: Apparatus of German state missed killers

Nicky Larkin was able to walk into a Frankfurt bar and see prejudice and anti-Semitism where the government saw nothing

White power: Skinheads at a concert given by Skrewdriver in Stockholm, Sweden
White power: Skinheads at a concert given by Skrewdriver in Stockholm, Sweden

Nicky Larkin

Steffan frowned in Frankfurt as he told me all the world's problems could be blamed on Jaws. Middle-aged men nodded in approval as they sank their pints at the bar. My mind raced in confusion – I never saw that shark film.

Suddenly I realised what Steffan was saying to me. Just to be completely sure he wasn't talking about that shark film or any of its sequels, I repeated "Jaws" in inquisition. Steffan nodded intensely. The Jaws in Israel, he said.

The handful of solo drinkers around the bar all agreed.

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