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12-21-1977 Two West Germans Seized After Border Gunfight (NY Times)

Report on arrest at Swiss Border and small piece on trial of Folkerts. PDF: 12-21-1977 Two West Germans Seized After Border Gunfight (NY Times)

12-21-1977 Police Hold Schleyer Suspects in Shoot-Out (Reuters)

  Report on arrest of Willy Peter Stoll and Julianne Plambeck by Swiss border police. PDF: 12-21-1977 Police Hold Schleyer Suspects in Shoot-Out (Reuters)

11-12-1977 Two Sought by Bonn Badly Wounded by Dutch Police (NY Times)

PDF: 11-12-1977 Two Sought by Bonn Badly Wounded by Dutch Police (NY Times)

11-12-1977 Dutch Shootout Terrorists Tied to Red Army Faction (AP)

PDF: 11-12-1977 Dutch Shootout Terrorists Tied to Red Army Faction (AP)

11-10-1977 Spectre of Kidnapping Always Hanging Over Rich in Europe (AP)

PDF: 11-10-1977 Spectre of Kidnapping Always Hanging Over Rich in Europe (AP)

11-3-1977 Three Guerrillas Hinted of Suicide (Reuters)

PDF: 11-3-1977 Three Guerrillas Hinted of Suicide (Reuters)

11-2-1977 Only Out for Money (AP)

PDF: 11-2-1977 Only Out for Money (AP)

10-31-1977 Hoaxes Hinder Search For Kidnapped Executive (UPI)

PDF: 10-31-1977 Hoaxes Hinder Search For Kidnapped Executive (UPI)

10-29-1977 Calls Claim Red Army Kidnapped Businessman (AP)

PDF: 10-29-1977 Calls Claim Red Army Kidnapped Businessman (AP)

10-28-1977 Dutch Tycoon Kidnapped by West German Faction (AP)

PDF: 10-28-1977 Dutch Tycoon Kidnapped by West German Faction (AP)

10-28-1977 Defender of German Terrorists (NY Times)

PDF: 10-28-1977 Defender of German Terrorists (NY Times)

10-26-1977 Slayers Believed Abroad (UPI)

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

10-26-1977 Hijackers Identity Secret (AP)

PDF: 10-26-1977 Hijackers Identity Secret (AP)

10-24-1977 We’ve Won! Terrorists Exulted Just Before They Died (AP)

PDF: 10-24-1977 We’ve Won! Terrorists Exulted Just Before They Died (AP)

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

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

10-23-1977 A Loose Alliance of Terrorists Does Seem to Exist (NY Times)

PDF: 10-23-1977 A Loose Alliance of Terrorists Does Seem to Exist (NY Times)

10-21-1977 Red Army Guerrillas Waging German Battle (AP)

PDF: 10-21-1977 Red Army Guerrillas Waging German Battle (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)

10-19-1977 Revenge Killing Reported (AP)

PDF: 10-19-1977 Revenge Killing Reported (AP)

10-14-1977 Hijackers Hold 91 in Jetliner (UPI)

PDF: 10-14-1977 Hijackers Hold 91 in Jetliner (UPI)

10-14-1977 Hijackers Demand Freedom for 13 Terrorists (UPI)

PDF: 10-14-1977 Hijackers Demand Freedom for 13 Terrorists (UPI)

10-14-1977 92 on German Plane Hijacked to Bahrain (AP)

PDF: 10-14-1977 92 on German Plane Hijacked to Bahrain (AP)

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

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

9-27-1977 Schleyer Sought in Holland (UPI)

PDF: 9-27-1977 Schleyer Sought in Holland (UPI)

9-27-1977 Germany’s Deadly Nightmare (Evening Times)

PDF: 9-27-1977 Germany’s Deadly Nightmare (Evening Times)

9-24-1977 German Kidnap Victim Still Alive (Reuters)

PDF: 9-24-1977 German Kidnap Victim Still Alive (Reuters)

9-24-1977 German Arrested in Terror Killings (AP)

PDF: 9-24-1977 German Arrested in Terror Killings (AP)

9-22-1977 Dutch Capture Terror Suspect (AP)

PDF: 9-22-1977 Dutch Capture Terror Suspect (AP)

German Autumn

Deutscher Herbst “The German Autumn” was the name given to the 44 days in the fall of 1977 when all of Germany was gripped in a terrorist crisis. It began on September 5, when the industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer was kidnapped in Cologne by the Red Army Faction. For the next month and a half, his kidnappers attempted to secure the [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]