Germany's PEGIDA and Historical Memory on the Far Right

April 27th, 2021 · 23 mins 12 secs

About this Episode

Guest Sabine Volk joins Right Rising to discuss PEGIDA - a German far-right organization with a distinctly pan-European agenda. Along with host Augusta Dell'Omo, Sabine walks us through the demographics of PEGIDA and how she gained insight into the organization's mobilization tactics by conducting participant observation. Breaking down how PEGIDA uses a particular historical memory around anti-communist revolution over anti-Nazi resistance to church reformer Martin Luther, Sabine reveals how PEGIDA persists as an organization amidst the German government's crackdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.