The Importance of Being Eastern German. The Multiple Heartlands of Germany’s Far Right

By Manes Weisskircher

Sinnce the 1990s, eastern Germany, the former territory of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), has been the stronghold of Germany’s far right. The self-proclaimed Mosaikrechte [Mosaic Right] in this region consists of a great variety of more or less relevant far-right players, including political parties, social movement organizations, and think tanks. More than thirty years after “reunifcation”, their political activism strongly focuses on opposition to Muslim immigration and recently, the politics of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

See the full article in CBEES State of the region report 2021: The Many Faces of the Far Right in the Post-Communist Space: A Comparative Study of Far-Right Movements and Identity in the Region (

Published Aug. 23, 2022 1:20 PM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2022 1:20 PM