All posts for Willy Brandt

12-6-1975 German State Vote Threatens Schmidt (Canadian Press)

  Enlightening article on the political climate in West Germany at the end of 1975 and the RAF’s contribution to it. PDF: 12-6-1975 German State Vote Threatens Schmidt (Canadian Press)

11-12-1974 West Germans Gird for Terror (AP)

Another piece on the events following the death of Holger Meins. PDF: 11-12-1974 West Germans Gird for Terror (AP)

10-20-1977 Bonn Guards Liberty in Terrorism Fight (AP)

PDF: 10-20-1977 Bonn Guards Liberty in Terrorism Fight (AP)

7-3-1972 Germany Passes Gun Law (AP)

Short piece on new Federal gun law with some contemporary economic background. PDF: 7-3-1972 Germany Passes Gun Law (AP)

5-25-1972 German Bomb Acts Claimed by Guerrillas (AP)

Short article on The RAF claiming responsibility for the Frankfurt attacks. PDF: 5-25-1972 German Bomb Acts Claimed by Guerrillas (AP)

4-27-1975 Bonn Radical Group has Violent Past (UPI)

Short resume of events following The Federal Governments pledge to stamp out the RAF. PDF: 4-27-1975 Bonn Radical Group has Violent Past (UPI)

2-12-1971 Plot to Kidnap Chancellor (AP)

An Associated Press article detailing a supposed Baader-Meinhof plot uncovered by police to kidnap West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and minister Horst Ehmke. PDF: 2-12-1971 Plot to Kidnap Chancellor

6-28-1972 West Germany has its Bonnie, Clyde (AP)

Another background article on Meinhof. This one finds “no evidence of any romantic link” between her and Baader! PDF: 6-28-1972 West Germany has its Bonnie, Clyde

5-29-1972 German Terrorists Threaten to Set Off Bombs in Stuttgart (AP)

Detailing threats to detonate 66 pounds of TNT in Stuttgart on June 2nd 1972 as well as other actions detailed in a telex message to Associated Press in Berlin. The RAF is described as “virtually identical” to the Baader Meinhof Gang. PDF: 5-29-1972 German Terrorists Threaten to Set Off Bombs in Stuttgart

5-28-1972 Bonn gets warning of more bombings (Guardian UK)

A great and concise summary of events up to and including the Heidelberg bombing, including short biographies of Badder and Meinhoff. It also mentions both the Petra Schelm and Thomas Welsbecker Commando as well as Bonn’s plans to deal with the “inner enemy”.  PDF: 5-28-1972 Bonn gets warning of more bombings

5-26-1972 Bombings Link Probed (AP)

Another piece on Heidelberg and possible connections with attacks in France. States that The Baader Meinhoff Gang have “recently adopted ” the Red Army Faction moniker. PDF: 5-26-1972 Bombings Link Probed

3-3-1975 Four Released in Bid to Save Lorenz (AP)

Report on the deal to  release  four prisoners by the Federal Government to enable the freeing of mayoral candidate Peter Lorenz.  PDF 3-3-1975 Four Released in Bid to Save Lorenz

3-3-1971 Trial of Three Leftists Begins in Berlin (Stars and Stripes)

The beginning of the trial of Horst Mahler, Ingrid Schubert, and Irene Goergens for their role in the freeing of Andreas Baader from police custody the previous year, is noted in this Stars and Stripes article.

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]