The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Stefan Aust


STEFAN AUST's 1985 meisterwerk is the one really exact account of the actions of Germany's pink military Faction, the ultra-lefist terrorist staff which used to be the reason for a lot homicide and mayhem within the Seventies. Aust knew many individuals of the group individually, and this data, subsidized through broad interviews with former RAF individuals and prisoners, basically makes an already accomplished paintings more desirable. There particularly isn't a unmarried fault with this ebook: it's well-written, essentially provided, exact and independent. not like different works at the RAF Aust neither glamourises or demonises his topics. He grants the evidence and allows you to make your personal conclusions. Nowhere is that this extra so than the chapters on 'the German Autumn', the chaotic forty three days that observed the abduction of a number one industrialist and the hijacking of a Lufthansa jet airliner on the way to get the RAF excessive command out of reformatory; either makes an attempt failed and the gang's leaders - Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe - all died in suspicious situations on the criminal of Stuttgart-Stammheim. Aust, via incredible documentary facts, proves that the group did certainly kill themselves. that's the significant triumph of this publication - it lays to relaxation the parable that the trio have been murdered by way of the nation.

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