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The Red Army Faction was the deadliest and most notable of the three major left-wing terrorist organizations active in West Germany in the 1970s. Early in their history they were popularly referred as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, or Baader-Meinhof Group, after the primary leader of the group and the journalist who helped free him from police custody. As much of the leadership was captured and imprisoned in 1972, a new generation–the so-called Second Generation of the Red Army Faction–rose up to fill the vacuum.

The dual categories below are meant to generally differentiate  between the people who joined during the formative years and those who became members from late 1972 onward. But all were members of Red Army Faction.

Red Army Faction: Baader-Meinhof Gang

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Red Army Faction: the Second Generation

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