Of Neo-Nazis and Superheroes – How the Far Right is Changing a Small German Town

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In the summer of 2017, over 6,000 neo-Nazis from all over Europe gathered in the small town of Themar for one of the largest right-wing rock concerts in German post-war history. The small town in Thuringia, with a population of just under 3000, has been the venue for right-wing rock concerts on several occasions. But now a colorful, lively protest has formed in Themar, that continuously takes action against the local right-wing structures. In Themar, it is possible to observe through a burning glass how a social shift to the right functions and how creative protest against it can look and work. In this way, the town becomes a lesson in democracy and why it is in danger of failing.