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Provide feedback about this page. Having recently seen the movie based on this book, I wanted to learn more about events I barely am able to remember. Mich hat dieser Teil meinho Geschichte immer sehr interessiert.

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex by Stefan Aust

A film about them, or any other popular terrorist movement, has to account for both facts if it seeks to explain not just their crimes but also their existence.

The police state they fear is at hand is in part created as a response to the violence and disorder created by the group. The account of the hijacked plane is edge of the seat stuff. The story of the R. Ulrike Meinhof started to create an extensive political interpretation: The siege ends with a series of explosions, which kill several RAF members and injure the hostages.


Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

The first pages included more than 40 chapters. As you may expect, one of the most complete books you can get on history of the German Red Army Faction, but also on the political atmosphere that led to its creation, and the subsequent panic of the German state. I was too young to remember the RAF, and its initial buxh in the early 70s. It still could remain one of the definitive chronological histories of the RAF but with proper editing and translating, it could meinhhof ever better.


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I have political sympathies with what the Baader Meinhof group were trying to achieve, but they’re actions are not what I would want-too many innocent people died. The Inside Story of the R. 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.

Increasingly bored with her middle class life, Meinhof longs to take more violent action.

The great book on the history of the RAF is still waiting to be written. These tragically misguided idealists viewed West Germany as little better komplfx the Third Reich; their rebellion, Aust suggests, emanated from shame over their parents’ failure to resist Hitler’s rise to power, their tactics explicitly designed to provoke overreaction.

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While covering their trial, Ulrike Meinhof finds herself deeply moved by their commitment to armed struggle against what they see as a Neo-Nazi Government. The subject was very interesting, but the book is only so-so. It is vitally important to expose yourself to different perspectives, especially when these perspectives come from people who are basically you. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This leads to the most interesting question raised by the book — what is the limit of personal convictions?


A lot of this book reads more like a novel than a non-fiction book on German politics – plane abductions! All in all this is a fascinating book, a look at recent history that reaches back to World War II, and also has great relevance for today. 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.

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Meanwhile I would avoid this book unless you have a true thirst for knowledge on this topic and are willing to put up with ,einhof poor structure and writing. It becomes hard to understand such conviction within such a sea of gray. A good read for understanding how messy political struggle becomes when power and violence come into play.

Even 40 years after Baader, Ensslin, kompoex Raspe killed themselves there is still a lot that is unclear, a lot of knowledge that is locked away in secret government files. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: