Far-right offences accounted for more than half of all politically motivated crimes, the highest level since police in Germany started collecting such data in 2001, according to the German interior minister.
Eastern city of Potsdam’s police say 51-year-old employee arrested “under strong suspicion” of carrying out the assault in which at least four people were killed and one was injured.
Racist attacks and hate speech have spiked proving that right-wing extremists are exploiting the global crisis.
The trial, which lasted six months, was closely watched in Germany where concern has been growing over an increasingly militant far-right scene.
After a racist gunman shot dead nine people of migrant backgrounds in the city of Hanau last month, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer declared far-right extremism was "the biggest security threat facing Germany".
The funeral ceremony for Fatih Saracoglu, Gokhan Gultekin, and Sedat Gurbuz was held in Hanau, near Frankfurt, the scene of the terror attack.
At least 30 wounded as car ploughs into carnival parade in western town of Volkmarsen, police say, adding driver has been arrested.
A 43-year-old German man shot to death nine people in the Frankfurt suburb on Wednesday before apparently killing his mother and himself.
The terrorist in Hanau is not a lone wolf attacker, he is a brutal expression of a wider problem in German society.
Thousands of people gathered for vigils across Germany after an attack that came amid mounting concern about far-right extremism.
The suspected gunman was later found dead in his Hanau flat. The suspect left behind a "manifesto" and videos that suggest the terror attack was motivated by "a hostile attitude to foreigners", interior minister for the state of Hesse said.
A far-right terrorist is suspected to have gone on a deadly shooting spree just three days after German Muslim groups called for state 'protection' from extremists.
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