1968 Revisited The Truth about the Gunshot that Changed Germany

It was the shot that changed the course of German history. On June 2, 1967, a West Berlin police officer shot and killed leftist demonstrator Benno Ohnesorg. The event triggered a whole generation of leftist activism. Would history have turned out differently if people knew then the killer was a member of East Germany's secret police?
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.
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