Notes
Prelude. Freundschaft
1. “Concerned citizens” is the description for pegida supporters used by Dresden’s
mayor in a 2016 interview with Deutsche Welle: Hildegard Michel-­Hamm, “Xenopho-
bia in Germany: Interview,” Deutsche Welle, February 2, 2016, http://dw.com/p/1I3f7.
2. Maximillian Gerl, “Neonazi-­Krawalle in Leipzig: Verwüstet,” Der Spiegel, January
12, 2016, http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/leipzig-­connewitz-­viele-­scherben
-­viele-­fragen-­a-­1071665.html. Russia Today also covered the event and posted videos
of the violence: “Over 100 Arrested, Shops Vandalized in Leipzig amid legida Birth-
day Demonstrations,” Russia Today, January 12, 2016, https://www.rt.com/news
/328586-­legida-­anti-­migrant-­demonstration-­rampage/.
3. Christoph Titz, “Busattacke in Clausnitz: Ein Dorf wundert sich,” Der Spiegel,
February 21, 2016, http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/clausnitz-­und-­die
-­attacke-­auf-­fluechtlinge-­jetzt-­will-­es-­keiner-­gewesen-­sein-­ a- ­ 1078492.html. Video of
the event can be seen here: “ ‘Shameful’ Video of Mob Blocking a Refugee Bus in Ger-
many Sparks Outrage,” Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2016, http://www.dw.com/en
/shameful-­video-­of-­mob-­blocking-­a-­refugee-­bus-in-­germany-­sparks-­outrage/a­
-­19062019. Tobias Dorfer, “Nach Clausnitz und Bautzen: Auf die Straße!,” Zeit
Online, February 28, 2016, http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2016 – 02
/clausnitz-­bautzen-­reaktionen-­engagement.
4. Dirk Pilz, “Rechte Gewalt Kein schlimmer Land als Sachsen,” Berliner
Zeitung, February 28, 2016, http://www.berliner-­zeitung.de/politik/rechte-­gewalt
-­kein-­schlimmer-­land-­als-­sachsen-23636326.­
5. “Really existing socialism” or “actually existing socialism” was a term embraced
during the Brezhnev era to refer to the realities of Soviet-­style central planning as op-
posed to Marxist ideals of socialism as a step on the way to pure communism.
6. Timothy Garton Ash, “As an English European, This Is the Biggest Defeat of
My Political Life,” Guardian, June 24, 2016, http://www.theguardian.com/politics
/commentisfree/2016/jun/24/lifelong-­english-­european-­the-­biggest-­defeat-­of-­my
-­political-­life-­timothy-­garton-­ash-brexit.­
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