ZTwo teachers who wrote a fire letter about right-wing extremist incidents at their school in Burg im Spreewald about three months ago are now leaving this school. One of the two confirmed corresponding media reports, according to which he and his colleague also want to leave the right-wing scene because of hostilities.
Recently, strangers had put up dozens of stickers around the school on which the faces of the teachers and the request “piss off to Berlin” could be read. On Telegram, right-wing extremists celebrated the teachers’ decision as their victory. “Civil engagement works,” wrote the Cottbus AfD district chairman Jean-Pascal Hohm on Thursday, a “radical left informer” and his “comrade” are gone. “School clean again,” commented one subscriber.
A picture of the sticker circulated in other groups. “Clear edge against the true enemies of our country,” demanded one user. The police announced that state security had started investigations into the stickers.
The two teachers made right-wing extremist incidents at their school public in April, triggering a nationwide debate. At the time, the educators described in an anonymous email that they were confronted with right-wing extremism, sexism and homophobia on a daily basis at the high school in Burg. “Teachers and students who act openly against right-wing schools and families fear for their safety.” That’s why they decided to send their fire letter anonymously.
However, as the case progressed, her identity and the name of the school became public. Similar cases have been reported from other schools in Brandenburg. The two teachers are to receive the “Award for civil courage against anti-Semitism, right-wing radicalism and racism” this year.