All posts for Heinrich Böll

Podcast 32: Carl Tighe on Heinrich Böll and the Springer Press

An interview with noted UK author and professor Carl Tighe on the conservative Springer Press (the hated enemy of the Baader-Meinhof Group) and the Springer Press’ relationship with Heinrich Böll. Read professor Tighe’s masterful essay on Heinrich Böll and the Springer Press.

10-26-1972 The Visions Of Heinrich Boll (Stars and Stripes)

An omnibus article, compiled from several press outlets and appearing in Stars and Stripes, outlining the background of recent Nobel Laureate Heinrich Böll. The article details Böll’s defense of the Baader-Meinhof group, his targeting by the police, and his response to the eventual bombing campaign of the Baader-Meinhof group. PDF: 10-26-1972 The Visions Of Heinrich Boll

10-20-1972 Heinrich Boll Gets Nobel Prize (Stars and Stripes)

PDF: 10-20-1972 Heinrich Boll Gets Nobel Prize

6-19-1972 Faces Of Ulrike Meinhof (Stars and Stripes)

A relatively long United Press International article, appearing in Stars and Stripes, about Ulrike Meinhof. The article covers many aspects of the Baader-Meinhof group and the recent capture of many members. The article is especially notable for an account of how BMWs were targeted by police for being the supposed favored car among the group [read all]

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

1-28-1971 Top German Bandit Warns ‘The Fight Has Just Begun’ (Stars and Stripes (Stars and Stripes)

This articles marks the first time the that Baader-Meinhof Groups is mentioned in Stars and Stripes. The article was prompted by a letter written by Baader and delivered to the Munich office of the West German Press Agency where Baader reasserted his intention to continue the fight against the German state. The letter was prompted [read all]

January 10, 1972 Federal Republic of Germany

Der Spiegel publishes a letter by future Nobel laureate Heinrich Böll, in which he decries the Springer Press’s Bild newspaper for a recently published headline accusing the Baader-Meinhof Gang of murder. The Bild headline referred to the shooting of police officer Herbert Schoner on December 20. Böll says that Bild’s Baader-Meinhof coverage “Isn’t cryptofascist anymore, [read all]