All posts for Baader-Meinhof Komplex

Death Night

According to German authorities Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe all committed suicide in their Stammheim prison cells early on the morning of 18 October 1977. It is perhaps understandable that many Germans had trouble believing them. The Red Army Faction cell block had been described over the previous five years as the most [read all]

Interview: Bernd Eichinger, writer and producer of the Baader-Meinhof Complex

The late Bernd Eichinger, the writer behind the Baader-Meinhof Complex, was the most succesful film producer in Germany (he died early in 2011). His last three films from Germany are the most expensive and among the most successful German films of all time: Downfall, Perfume: the Story of a Murderer, and the Baader-Meinhof Complex. He [read all]

Interview: Stefan Aust, Author of Der Baader-Meinhof Komplex

In the world of Baader-Meinhof scholarship, there is Stefan Aust, and there is everyone else. Simply the most important observer of the Baader-Meinhof era, Aust returns to the Baader-Meinhof subject with the April 2008 publication of an English language update to his seminal book “the Baader-Meinhof Komplex. Aust came to study the Baader-Meinhof group through [read all]