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10-26-1977 Slayers Believed Abroad (UPI)

PDF: 10-26-1977 Slayers Believed Abroad (UPI)

10-24-1977 French Track Terrorists; attacks continue (AP)

PDF: 10-24-1977 French Track Terrorists; attacks continue (AP)

10-20-1977 Kidnapped German Business Leader is Found Slain (AP)

PDF: 10-20-1977 Kidnapped German Business Leader is Found Slain (AP)

10-20-1977 Bonn Guards Liberty in Terrorism Fight (AP)

PDF: 10-20-1977 Bonn Guards Liberty in Terrorism Fight (AP)

9-29-1977 Newspaper Gets Picture of German Kidnap Victim (UPI)

PDF: 9-29-1977 Newspaper Gets Picture of German Kidnap Victim (UPI)

3-11-1973 Bonn Will Set up Antiterror Unit (NY Times)

Repot on the imminent creation of a “terrorist troupe” by the Bonn government. PDF: 3-11-1973 Bonn Will Set up Antiterror Unit

12-21-1972 Violent Crime Wave Stirs Debate in Germany (NY Times)

A New York Times article detailing recent violence attributed to the Baader-Meinhof Gang. PDF: 12-21-1972 Violent Crime Wave Stirs Debate in Germany

6-28-1972 West Germany has its Bonnie, Clyde (AP)

Another background article on Meinhof. This one finds “no evidence of any romantic link” between her and Baader! PDF: 6-28-1972 West Germany has its Bonnie, Clyde

February 5, 1974 Cologne

Gudrun Ensslin is transferred from Essen to Cologne’s Ossendorf prison, and placed into the cell next to Ulrike Meinhof.

February 9, 1973 Cologne

After eight months of total isolation in the “Dead Section” of Cologne’s Ossendorf prison, Ulrike Meinhof is finally moved to an area of the prison that is populated by other prisoners. The move is prompted by the hunger strikes that most of the Baader-Meinhof Gang members are waging. The hunger strikes are called off, and [read all]

January, 1972 Cologne

A Cologne policeman pulls over a BMW 2000 with Berlin plates. Knowing of the Baader-Meinhof Gang’s love of BMW’s, the policeman is cautious and points his gun at the car’s driver as he asks for the driver’s registration. Andreas Baader, the car’s driver, leans over, reaches into the glove compartment and pulls out a gun [read all]

Chapter 20 — The German Autumn

September 1977 – November 1977, 60 pages: The final chapter will provide a fitting climax to the story. It will primarily focus on the 44 days in the fall of 1997 that have become known as “The German Autumn.” In April of 1977 the longest and most expensive trial in German history is over. Andreas [read all]