Contemporary History

Dealing with historical topics in the Heinrich Böll Foundation conveys historical knowledge with the claim to understand society, politics and state constitution as historically conditioned. We promote the development of individual liberties, stimulate debates around the topic of "justice" and illuminate the interrelations of historical interpretations, politics of remembrance and current debates.

In contributions to the culture of remembrance, we try to give East and West German experience space.

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1968 revisited

Publication Series on Democracy 7

Protagonists of 1968 from Brazil, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, South Africa, Serbia, and Belgium share their memories and assess the events. They speak of the individual characteristics of the protest movements in their respective countries, the long-term effects on political and social conditions and the role that the protagonists of 1968 and their ideas play in contemporary politics and public in the year 2008.


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