1968 - turbulent times
1968 has become a cipher for the protests of civil rights and student movements not only in Germany - marked by demonstrations against the Vietnam War, the Polish political crisis, the murder of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, May 68 in Paris and the quelling of the Prague Spring
The rejection of existing social norms and traditions, in short the entire establishment, was both cause and consequence at the same time.
Almost all areas of society, from family, education to the legal system and economy, have been criticised.
This revolt, which was against the structures perceived as authoritarian and hierarchical, was the common motivational and identity core of the youth.
The new attitude to life was also reflected in art, fashion and music and established itself as an alternative culture. Men now wore long hair, women's skirts became shorter, the patterns shrill and the dance style more expressive.