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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]

10-26-1977 Slayers Believed Abroad (UPI)

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


Bundeskriminalamt or Federal Criminal Investigation Office Because the post-war West German quasi-constitution — “The Basic Law” — had set up the country as a fairly loose confederation states, with little power to establish national agencies, there was no German equivalent of the American FBI. The closest German cousin to the FBI was the BKA, which [read all]

September 1, 1971 Bonn

Horst Herold is selected to be Chief Commissioner of the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA). He immediately goes about centralizing efforts to track down the Baader-Meinhof Gang. He builds a computer system which contains every singe fact or bit of evidence relating to the gang.