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Identity and pride, Part 1: Introduction

Pride—and its opposites, shame and guilt—are emotions related to your personal identity but also to your identity as belonging to a group, a nation, a culture or an ethnicity. This series analyzes these feelings and their broader implications.




What happened in Chemnitz, Part 7: Monday, 3 September. The “Concert against the Right”

In order to show an impressive and decisive front “against the Right”, a concert was organized for Monday, 3 September. The hashtag #wirsindmehr (“we are more”) was used, to suggest that non-Rightists were the majority. And indeed, up to 65,000 young people came to attend the concert which featured such well known German bands as Die Toten Hosen, Kraftklub and Feine Sahne Fischfilet.