All posts for Klaus Croissant

11-18-1977 Terrorists’ Lawyer Is Taken to West German Prison (NY Times)

Article on the extradition of Klaus Croissant. PDF: 11-18-1977 Terrorists’ Lawyer Is Taken to West German Prison (NY Times)

11-17-1977 Radical Lawyer is Returned (AP)

Article on the extradition of Klaus Croissant. PDF: 11-17-1977 Radical Lawyer is Returned (AP)

11-17-1977 France Extradites Terrorists Lawyer (NY Times)

Piece covering the extradition of Klaus Croissant, as well as the proposed shoot to kill law for Police in The Federal Republic. PDF: 11-17-1977 France Extradites Terrorists Lawyer (NY Times)

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

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

June 23, 1975 Stuttgart

Croissant and Ströbele are arrested and Croissant’s Stuttgart offices are raided.

May 21, 1975 Stuttgart

The pretrial hearings of the Baader-Meinhof leaders begins in the newly constructed Stammheim prison courtroom. Utilitarian in nature, the courtroom was constructed on the grounds of Stammheim prison at a cost of DM 15,000,000. The roof is covered with jagged razor wire to prevent helicopter landings and steel nets to prevent any potential airborne bombs [read all]

April 24, 1975 Stockholm

Six Red Army Faction terrorists, most of whom were former members of the Heidelberg Socialist Patients Collective (SPK), take over the West German Embassy in Stockholm, taking 11 hostages. The terrorists are: Siegfried Hauser, Hanne-Elise Krabbe, Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Lutz Taufer, Bernhard-Maria Rössner, and Ullrich Wessel. Swedish police quickly occupy the lower portion of the embassy. [read all]

April 15, 1975 Karlsruhe

Four American lawyers formally protest the “Baader-Meinhof Laws” in Germany’s Constitutional Court: former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, radical “Chicago Seven” lawyer William Kunstler, powerful leftist lawyer Peter Weiss, and William Schaap. Their protests do little good. The court approves the laws, allowing the Baader-Meinhof judges to exclude Klaus Croissant, Kurt Groenwald, and Hans-Christian Ströbele [read all]

Late November, 1974 Cologne & Stuttgart

Former student leader, “Red” Rudi Dutschke, visits Jan-Carl Raspe in Ossendorf prison. Dutschke’s young son, Hosea-Ché Dutschke (named after a biblical character and Ché Guevara), tags along. Raspe is transferred to Stammheim shortly thereafter. At Meinhof’s urging, Baader-Meinhof lawyer Klaus Croissant convinces famous French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre to visit Andreas Baader in prison. His chauffeur [read all]