Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rudi Dutschke

Last evening a German television station showed a programme on student political activist Rudi Dutschke.

A clip from a speech by a young Helmut Schmidt given in the German Parliament in April 1968 was shown.

In the speech, the not yet German chancellor spoke of the arrogance of 'elite classes' in society. And he named off the 'elite classes'.

Dutschke was born and spent his early years in East Germany, moved to West Berlin the day before the Wall went up.

Springer publishing company hounded him.

There was an attempt on his life in Berlin in 1968 when he was shot by a house painter.

He died from an epileptic attack, which was brought on from the assassination attempt in Berlin, on Christmas Eve in Denmark in 1979.

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