The Baader-Meinhof Gang Ilse “Tinny” Stachowiak

Ilse Stachowiak (born in May of 1954) joined the Baader-Meinhof Gang late in 1970. She has just turned 17 and the youngest ever member of the group. She was arrested not too long afterwards on 12 April 1971 at the Frankfurt train station after a policeman recognized her from her wanted poster.

She was not long in police custody because she apparently participated in the May 24, 1972 bomb attack on Springer Press’s Hamburg headquarters. She was arrested again on 1 February 1974.