Albrecht Schröter (born April 7, 1955 in Halle (Saale)) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and current mayor of Jena.
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Schröter is a committed opponent of far-right politics. In 2009 he launched the "Communities against Right-wing Extremism" (Kommunen gegen Rechtsextremismus), establishing a network of medium German communities in the fight against neo-Nazis and offering mutual support countering Nazi rallies.
On 17 November 2011, Albrecht Schröter received an award for "civil courage against right-wing extremism, anti-Semitism and racism". The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin honoured the commitment of the city of Jena against contemporary right-wing extremism.
On 13th of June 2014, Schröter awarded Josef Slowik the 13th Prize for Civil Courage. At that time Slowik was on trial and later convicted of attempted aussault and property damage. Slowik led a violent Antifa attack on the annual Academics Ball (Akademikerball) in Vienna.
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