GOOSING THE GOOSE-STEPPERS
Here’s the problem: Every year, neo-Nazis parade through the German town of Wunsiedel to celebrate the birthday of Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, who was buried in his family’s plot there before his remains were disinterred in 2011 and cremated. And every year, Wunsiedelians are less than thrilled.
Why didn’t I think of that?! The German anti-Nazi group Right against Right hatched a plan to surreptitiously turn the 2014 march into an antiNazi walkathon. For every meter the skinheads walked, local businesses and residents donated 10 euros to EXITDeutschland, an organization devoted to reforming neo-Nazis. News of the campaign helped line the march with people ironically cheering on the 250 Nazis while holding signs that read, “If only the Führer knew,” reported vice.com. When it was over, the parade had raised over $12,500 for EXIT-Deutschland. Tweeted one German: “This is how one should fight neo-Nazis—and not by behaving even more violently than them.”