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I think the very moment they recruited Ulrike Meinhof, at the time a respected and well-known political reporter and documentary film-maker, as she helped to spring Baader from custody and in the process killing a security guard, is the breaking-point where all was let loose for the RAF.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Baader-Meinhof Complex plays with your emotions carefully, meticulously painting a wide and elaborate canvas with an array of perspectives, whereupon you understand from an emotional level how these people might be provoked into action.

The coda about the investigation into their deaths, and the glaring, and troubling inconsistencies was intriguing. Also, a map showing the key cities and towns mentioned and their relationship to East and West Germany would also have been helpful.

Meinhof, suffering from depression and remorse over the deaths caused by their bombings, is subjected to sadistic emotional abuse by Baader and Ensslin, who call her a traitor and “a knife in the RAF’s back”. When bombs are mentioned, the police spy says I can teach you how to build bombs.

Skip the tiny facts, skip most of the court stuff and get closer to the people. The screenplay to the recent and excellent film was co-written by komp,ex author and very closely follows the story.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When cornered, she refuses to go quietly, initiates a gunfight, and is fatally shot by the policemen’s return fire. The book itself answered a ton of questions, but it was terribly difficult to get through.

I want to know about the broad developments instead of tiny facts. The importance of compromise is not always in the specifics of the compromise but that compromise often blunts the extremes that people are willing follow. Even modern prison systems seem designed to prevent things that happened with the RAF members while imprisoned.

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The Dragon King Houdini And of course, this should happen in Germany, in the 70’s.

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I’d give it five stars except it’s a little choppy in places, and could’ve been a bit clearer in some of its explanation of the timeline, but I appreciated how plainly Aust tried to tell the story with as little judgment as possible, on either side.

Aug 19, Philipp rated it it was amazing Shelves: The RAF – also referred to as the Baader-Meinhof group – seems to me a desperate yet affectionate bunch of terrorists.

RAF member Siegfried Hausner survives the blast but is critically wounded, extradited to West Germany and dies in a prison hospital. While kokplex their trial, Ulrike Meinhof finds herself deeply moved by their commitment to armed mejnhof against what they see as a Neo-Nazi Government. I read this book because I had seen the film, and read John Le Carre’s Absolute Friends which follows a similar storyline.

Return to Book Page. Readers who are unfamiliar with the political climate of the s may have some difficulty in understanding how the group could have drummed up such appeal and turned themselves into such a disruptive force, but this book should be read alongside any more general history of the s and s in Western Europe in general and the Federal Republic in particular. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: The focus is on the first RAF generation thus the title and especially on Baader and Baader’s extremely manipulative personality.

Meanwhile, Ensslin and Baader have been released pending an appeal and attract various young people, including Astrid Proll and Peter-Jurgen Boock. Explain how Baader and Meinhof came to the point of launching attacks against the state.

One’s sympathies become profoundly mixed while reading this account. Echoes of Der Untergang anyone?

A fascinating piece of Huch history told by an author who was personally acquainted with several members of the group and pla As gripping as a good suspense novel, this book offers a comprehensive history of the self-proclaimed “urban guerilla” organisation calling itself the Red Army Faction RAF from its founding in to its official dissolution inincluding its origins in the student movements of the 60s, its main players, aims, and crimes committed by its members and in its name.

He singled out the filmmakers’ decision to strike against Hollywood’s usual practice of glamorizing Marxist insurgents by meinhor an explicit connection between revolutionary and criminal violence. Retrieved 6 Komolex In the end, it chose to operate in its own extreme political spectrum, and the legacy it left behind is one of murder and oppression rather than freedom and understanding. View all 5 comments. Fascinating to read about how such a group came to be, their terrorist training in Jordan, how the police tried to catch them, and later the Extremely detailed account of Germany’s urban guerilla Baader-Meinhof Group from its beginning in to the deaths baadre the original leaders in Kpmplex in Some passages are quite thrilling such as the one where the German special troops storm into the hijacked plane in Mogadiscio.


If you haven’t seen the movie yet, just watch that. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There is another interesting detail with this – the German state thought there were about dangerous RAF members at the time in Germany, similar to what I now hear on Islamistic terrorists.

As a side note, there are many characters who are mentioned occasionally so a cast of characters such as found on Wikipedia could have been helpful. Lots of terms are translated into British English–which is fine–just slows the American reader down a bit, but often colloquialisms aren’t rendered well at all. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The reader hardly needs a word-for-word and minute-by-minute account of minor details. The imprisoned RAF members accuse West Germany’s Government of murdering her during their trial and are widely believed.

But, as a non-German, I would have appreciated more context on the story–such as the significances of events taking place in certain locales and the import of which politicians and governmental ministries were involved, etc. The author presents an incredibly detailed and interesting account of the times leading to the creation of the RAF, and its actions once formed. Mich hat dieser Teil der Geschichte immer sehr interessiert. Vermutlich war die erste Version eine Verwertung der Vorarbeiten zum Drehbuch in Buchform ohne irgendwelchen redaktionellen Aufwand.

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