The upsurge in racial and political intolerance in Western Europe of the early 1990s. In Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy, the growth of extreme right-wing political groupings, coupled with racial violence, particularly in Germany, has revived memories of the Nazi period in Hitler's Germany. Ironically, the liberalization of politics in the post-Cold War world has unleashed antiliberal forces hitherto checked by authoritarian regimes.
In 1992 five nights of rioting and attacks on a shelter for asylum seekers in Rostock, Germany, was followed by riots in 15 other towns and the bombing of a memorial to commemorate the Holocaust in Berlin.
Izraz nastao posle 2. svetskog rata, novi nacizam; v. neofašizam (grč.)