Birgit Lohmeyer, an author, moved from Hamburg to Jamel with her husband ten years ago. When the Lohmeyers bought their house, they were told that a “notorious neo-Nazi” live here. They thought they could cope with that. But since then, they have become the minority.

“It’s very tense,” she said. “My husband and I are the outlaws here. We are insulted, we are threatened, we are sabotaged in various ways. People drive their cars in front of ours and force us to brake. There is damage to property, our garden shed has been broken into. Our postbox has been labelled with Nazi stickers – it has been stolen.

The Lohmeyers refused to be driven out, insisting they have found their dream home in the countryside.