60s

Author: Bianca KILLMANN Posted in Backround

People conquer the universe, while at home on earth a really bad mood rules. The 60s are the decade of big problems and changes at the same time. The East and West are confronted during the Cold War – not only on earth, but also with the Space Race, the contest who conquers first the universe. Everywhere the youth rebels against the stiff conventions of the society. Old authorities become called into question and questioned and an own culture originates. The Beatles, hippies, local authorities, miniskirts and the birth-control pill mark the beginning of a new era. Building of the Berlin Wall, Contergan Scandal, Cuba Crisis, Spiegel Affair, Student Protests, Vietnam War and the Woodstock Fair are other historically significant and the society defining events.