Chemnitz in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
In spring, 1946, NKVD Captain Vladimir Bokov travelled to Chemnitz after the German Freedom Front had carried out a series of assassinations. He met with the Soviet-appointed burgomeister, Max Müller, about the town's inability to deal with the GFF. Müller was astonished that Bokov seemed to have no better answers.
While watching a chain-gang, Bokov came to the realization that the GFF was playing a numbers game as much as anything else, after he calculated what might happen if he executed prisoners who'd sent him hateful looks.