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Germany 'infected by xenophobia' 20 years after racist mob attack

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Germany 'infected by xenophobia' 20 years after racist mob attack

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Germany’s President has warned against xenophobia, saying hate and violence against foreigners still exists in the country.
 
Joachim Gauck’s comments came during a speech marking the 20th anniversary of the worst, racist mob attack in Germany’s post-war history.
 
Lichtenhagen, in Rostock, was home to the so-called Sunflower House, which acted as a reception centre for asylum seekers.
 
On August 22nd, 1992, rioters started to throw stones and firebombs at the building in violence that would go on for three days.
 
The violence drew global condemnation.