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both visited and written about postwar Plauen. Professor Connelly shared his recollection of the city with me and sent me the fine article he
wrote about its rebellion: “Moment of Revolution: Plauen (Vogtland), October 7, 1989,” German Politics & Society, Summer 1990. Thomas wrote about its rebellion: “Moment of Revolution: Plauen (Vogtland), October 7, 1989,” German Politics & Society, Summer 1990. Thomas
Küttler, the hero of that uprising, told me how it unfolded and shared his thoughts about its legacy. I am grateful to Cordula Franz for help in
arranging interviews in Plauen and to Sybille Unterdoifel for introducing me to The Ranch. Frieder Stephan, the owner of The Ranch, helped
me fathom the local youth culture and explained his musical journey from rock to disco to country and western. Christian Pöllmann, who
helps run a theater company in Plauen, as well as the German Social Union Party, gave me a strong sense of life under Communism and of
the hunger for all things American. The photographer Franziska Heinze and journalist Marku...
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