BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 203                 Monday, 22 July 2019         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen

die Rote Armee Fraktion
aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe


  • 14 October 1968 (x) Start of the trial against die Rote Armee Fraktion members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Thorwald Proll and Horst Söhnlein for an arson-attack on Kaufhaus Schneider in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

  • 21 June 1970 (x) Members of die Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin fly to Beirut in Berlin, Germany.

  • 29 September 1970 (x) Between 9.48 hrs and 9.58 hrs die Rote Armee Fraktion robs the Berliner Bank at Rheinstrasse of 154.182,50 marks, the Sparkasse at Südwestkorso of 55.152 marks and the Sparkasse at Altonaer Strasse of 8.115 marks in Berlin, Germany.

  • 2 February 1972 (-) 66-year-old boat engineer Irwin Beelitz is the first deadly victim in a bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion then still Bewegung 2. Juni in Berlin, Germany.

  • 11 May 1972 (x) Triple bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion 'Kommando Petra Schelm' in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

  • 15 May 1972 (x) Gerta Buddenberg, wife of 60-year-old federal judge Wolfgang Buddenberg is injured in a car bomb explosion by die Rote Armee Fraktion in Karlsruhe, Germany.

  • 19 May 1972 (x) 17 people are injured in a bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion in Hamburg, Germany.

  • 24 May 1972 (x) Car bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion 'Kommando 15. Juli' - death of Petra Schelm - in Heidelberg, Germany.

  • 8 July 1972 (x) Members of  die Rote Armee Fraktion Irmgard Möller and Klaus Jünschke are arrested in Offenbach am Main, Germany.

  • 13 September 1974 (x) The imprisoned members of die Rote Armee Fraktion start their third hungerstrike in several prisons, announced by Ulrike Meinhof while she stood trial for the freeing of Andreas Baader in Berlin, Germany.

  • 24 April 1975 (x) Kommando Holger Meins featuring several members of the Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv take 13 hostages with the goal of forcing the release of other RAF members from prison in Germany in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • 21 May 1975 (x) Start of the trial against Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe as leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • 28 April 1977 (x) The leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe are sentenced to life-imprisonment for four murders and over 30 attempted murders in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • 20 July 1977 (x) Members of die Rote Armee Fraktion Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Hanna Krabbe, Bernd Rössner and Lutz Taufer are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Occupation of the West German Embassy in Stockholm in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 30 July 1977 (-) shot dead Jürgen Ponto in Oberursel, Germany.

  • 6 September 1977 (x) Kommando Siegfried Hausner claims the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer and demands the release of all imprisoned RAF members in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • 13 October 1977 (x) The Lufthansa Boeing 737–230 'Landshut' Flight 181 is skyjacked by four members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestina between Mallorca and Frankfurt and held hostage in return for release of imprisoned members of die Rote Armee Fraktion in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • 9 November 1977 (x) 74-year-old textile industrial Walter Michael Palmers is kidnapped by die Rote Armee Fraktion in Wien, Austria.

  • 20 April 1998 (x) send an eight page fax to Reuters declaring the dissolving of the group in London, United Kingdom.


  • More info on Wikipedia