There is no national push to root out the far right. No nationwide information campaign to wean youths off the pied pipers. No sign of any zero tolerance policy among police forces. No flood of new funding for pro-democracy groups to provide counselling for victims or set up youth clubs where people play pool rather than sing the Horst-Wessel song.
Germany urgently needs to make progress here. Not just because it needs immigrants so that it can remain an economic powerhouse, or because its reputation as a civilized nation could suffer. But because it’s simply not acceptable that Uwe Dziuballa, the Jewish restaurant owner, should spend his mornings wiping swastikas off his doorstep.