A century of youth in Germany: from the Wandervögel to Hitler Youth, from hippies to Monday demonstrators - the role of young people can say a lot about a country's attitude towards freedom and democracy.
Our protagonists took us with them on a journey back to the days when they were young. It was an intense, moving and personal experience for the entire team. And it made us reminisce about our own lives, when we were 17.
Our project takes you on a journey from 1914 until the present today - a century of turning points in Germany’s history, experienced by 12 people at a turning point in their lives. Here’s a look behind the scenes.
All it takes is an opening chord, a refrain, and all of a sudden the memories are back. For our special, "When we were 17: Youth at the crossroads," DW wanted to know what songs you associate with your youth.