Flowerpower, peace and love – the typical hippie stereotype. But the main figureheads of Germanys 1960s liberal movement didnt only stand for love and peace, but purposefully opposed against current political injustices with their own weapons: brain and ideologies.
Rainer Langhans was born on June 19, 1940. As one of the founders and main figures of the Kommune I ( = community I), which was a political motivated flat-sharing community, he initiated and took part at many left-motivated campaigns such as the famous Pudding-Attentat ( = pudding assasination). As a sign of protest against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Langhans and other members of the Kommune I planned to throw pudding on US-Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey during a state visit in Berlin.
During his time in the Kommune I, Langhans was in a relationship with the German photo model Uschi Obermaier. According to Langhans, media showed the Kommune I in a completely different way than it actually was – a place where people share everything, not only physical love. After him, privacy is actually political.
Langhans is still a supporter of communities, but today, they just occur in a different form – online. He is a very well-known interview guest on German tv and famous for his very interesting and unique thoughts about life and society. Because of this fact, a lot of people call him “crazy”, but according to Langhans, he himself calls him mad, but states, that the others are even more weird.
What was the Kommune I? The municipality I (K1) was a politically motivated community in Germany. It was founded in West Berlin on January 1, 1967, and finally dissolved in November 1969.
Uschi Obermaier was the figurehead of a new female sexual revolution in the 1960s. Born on September 24, 1946, Obermaier joined the Kommune I as the girlfriend of Rainer Langhans in 1968 and soon became a famous photo model.
Obermaier was not an active member of the extra-parliamentary opposition, but – due to her beauty – one of the main figureheads of the Kommune I. Press liked to write about her relationship with Rainer Langhans and named the two the “most beautiful couple of the APO ( = extra-parliamentary opposition).
In her autobiography, Obermaier revealed affairs with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. Between 1973 and 1983, Obermaier was living together with Dieter Bockhorn. The two went on roadtrips in hippie trails such as in Mexico and India, where they also organized an unofficial wedding. After his death due to a motorcycle accident in 1983, Obermaier got to know an American couple and from then on lived with them. Today, she is working as a jewelry designer.
Gisela Getty & Jutta Winkelmann
The twins Gisela Getty and Jutta Winkelmann were born on April 3 1949. Both sisters became famous as friends of Rainer Langhans and in the course of the 1968s student movement. The two “sex-symbols” moved out from their hometown Kassel to become famous. In early 1973 and their first destination Italy, Rome, the twins met the 16 year old John Paul Getty III., grandson of billionaire John Paul Getty with whom the 23 year old Gisela fell in love. A few months later, John Paul Getty III. got kidnapped and released after five months when his grandfather finally agreed to pay millions after the kidnappers cut off John Paul Getty IIIs right ear. Later on, Gisela and John Paul Getty III. married and got a son called Baltazar Getty, who is a famous actor….
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