Binder of material from the APO (Außerparlamentarische Opposition) political protest group, with 63 original photographs of major figures from the revolt including Rudi Dutschke, Beate Klarsfeld, Rainer Langhans, Günter Grass, Rolf Dahrendorf, Wolfgang Lefevre, Klaus Meschkat, the music group "Insterburg & Co" and others; together with approximately 40 documents comprising newspaper clippings, brochures, and leaflets on topics including the military dictatorship in Greece and Chile, the Vietnam War, demonstrations, the SDS, the slap in the face of Chancelor Kurt Kiesinger by Beate Klarsfeld, and other topics. Illustrated. Various sizes, 4to. overall. Housed in a modern three-ring binder, items variously hole-punched, housed in sheet protectors, or mounted to cardstock. Various, primarily Berlin, 1967-1973.
The APO was active in Western Germany during the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s, forming a key part of the German student movement. The APO is sometimes used synonymously with the student movement, since it was at the time the most prominent form of opposition to the coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union. Its members called primarily for the constitutional freedoms of opinion, of press, and of assembly, as well as a democratization of university politics. They protested against the Vietnam War, and idolized Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh. This collection is an interesting and rich compilation of original material related to those protests, which marked a key moment in Germany's history. Book ID: 48792