Vendor wishes: “I’m afraid extremists will become popular again. I hope I am wrong”

In Nuremberg – historically famous as the home of Nazi party rallies – Straßenkreuzer vendor Steve says he’s afraid that 2017 will see another rise in extremism. As 2016 nears its end, he hopes that the new year will be defined by social justice instead. Read our series of vendor’s wishes from all over the world here.

By Steve Zeuner, 37, who sells Straßenkreuzer in Karolinenstraße, Nuremberg, Germany

My hopes for 2017 are peace on earth, less poverty and more social justice. My personal aim is to sell more magazines.

The government could help homeless people by building more housing and ensuring that poor people or, for example, those who have been in prison have the chance to live in their own home.

I’m scared of terrorism. I’m afraid that it will increase in 2017. Populists are unfortunately receiving a lot of support. I’m afraid that there will be more meaningless slogans, that extremists and Nazis will become popular again. I hope that I am wrong.

This time next year I’d like to be somewhere warm, because it’s cold in Germany at this time of year. Maybe the Caribbean: that would be great! Spending Christmas Eve on the beach next to turquoise seas… yes please!