INSS research associate Adi Kantor and Dr. Henning Lahmann, senior researcher at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin, analyze how Germany, the leading member of the European Union, is coping with the current coronavirus crisis. How has the pandemic affected Germany’s economy and health system? How is Germany balancing the need to maintain public health while protecting individual rights to privacy, freedom of speech, and movement? How can one explain the relatively low mortality rate in Germany? What will the social and political implications of the crisis be – are anti-migrant and extreme political views in the German discourse expected to rise? These and related issues are addressed here.