Cover Osteuropa 7/2008

In Osteuropa 7/2008

1968 in the East and in the West
The Historicisation of a Controversial Turning Point

Christoph Kleßmann

Deutsche Fassung


In discussions about 1968, adherents, sympathisers, and critics often follow their personal experience than academic sobriety. In order to name and assess the conditions, forms, and consequences of the protests, a historicisation of the period is necessary. As a result, the differences between the movements in Europe’s East and West become obvious. They do not seem to have much in common aside from a point in time.

(Osteuropa 7/2008, pp. 17–30)