The Baader-Meinhof Gang Horst Söhnlein

Not really a member of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Söhnlein participated with Andreas Baader, Thorwald Proll, and Gudrun Ensslin in the April 1968 Frankfurt department store arsons.

Söhnlein was a founder of Munich’s Action Theater in the early sixties. His participation in the arsons was possibly a lark. Along with his three comrades he was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the arsons. Unlike his comrades however, Söhnlein did not flee after the his government-sponsored amnesty program was over in 1970. Söhnlein went back to prison and apparently never returned to his youthful fling with terrorism.