This website shows parallels between colonialism, National Socialism and today’s racism using the example of Deutsche Bahn. The lack of a reappraisal of Deutsche Bahn’s history has consequences: hardly any compensation payments, no major historical investigations, and no sensitivity to the scandal that trains and train stations are one of the main contexts in which racial profiling is practiced today. The brochure“Your action plan – Deutsche Bahn – setting a new course against racism and misanthropy” presents the topic for rail travelers.

This article from the glokal blog from January 2018 illustrates the topicality of Deutsche Bahn’s “symbolism relying on affect” and selective forgetting of history – using the example of the extremely controversial naming of an ICE 4 high-speed train after Anna Frank.

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