The Baader-Meinhof Gang Karl-Heinz Ruhland

Ruhland was an employee at Eric Grusdat’s West Berlin auto shop. Soon after members of the gang returned from training in Jordan late in 1970, they approached Grusdat and Ruhland to join up with the gang.

Ruhland participated in the triple bank robbery on 6 October 1970, as well as other actions, but he never got into the inner circle of the group. In fact he only knew his fellow gang members by code names.

Ruhland was arrested in late 20 December 1970. He quickly confessed and gave extensive interviews to such publications as Der Spiegel.