One German Hamlet Haunted by Violent Neo-Nazi Takeover

VIENNA, Austria -- Jamel, Germany, is haunted.

Fastened onto the plains near the Baltic Sea, Jamel is a hamlet of a few dozen people; a quiet retreat from a quickened world. But this would-be sleepy little outback stirs with trouble, strangled by the choke hold that a clan of neo-Nazis have held it in for more than 15 years.

Led by 30-something-year-old Sven Krueger, the gang of neo-Nazis has rooted out anyone who has dared to complain about their Nazi celebrations, their Nazi music blasting, their Nazi flags waving or the Nazi graffiti that mars the city's infrastructure. Residents who have dared say anything have had their cars vandalized, their houses burned down, their animals impaled on fence posts and the occasional bullet fired their way.

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