All posts for Karl-Heinz Ruhland

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]

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]

Eric Grusdat

Eric Grusdat was a an auto shop owner recruited into the Baader-Meinhof Gang soon after the founding members returned from training in Jordan. His employee Karl-Heinz Ruhland joined as well. Grusdat participated in the infamous “triple coup,” bank raid in 1970, where three banks where three Berlin banks were raided at the same time. He [read all]

Beate Sturm

Born in 1951. Gang codename: “Jutta.” Beate Sturm was a member of the gang for about three months at the end of 1970 and the beginning of 1971. She was almost caught when Karl-Heinz Ruhland was arrested on December 20, 1970, but managed to escape. Tired of the life on the run, Sturm quit not [read all]

Karl-Heinz Ruhland

Ruhland was an employee at Eric Grusdat’s West Berlin auto shop. Soon after members of the gang returned from training in Jordan late in 1970, they approached Grusdat and Ruhland to join up with the gang. Ruhland participated in the triple bank robbery on 6 October 1970, as well as other actions, but he never [read all]

March 15, 1972, Federal Republic of Germany

Karl-Heinz Ruhland, the auto shop worker turned terrorist turned informer, is sentenced to four and a half years in prison for his participation with the Baader-Meinhof Gang.

September 1970, Italy

Stefan Aust, former editor of konkret, former friend of Ulrike Meinhof, and future biographer of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, meets up with group member Peter Homann, who had been kicked out of the group in Jordan. Homann tells Aust of Meinhof’s two daughters, Bettina and Regine, who are secretly being cared for by two hippies at [read all]