The terrorists demanded the release of 234 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, plus the imprisoned German terrorists Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof. The German authorities refused and then attempted to confront the terrorists. It was a futile response as their efforts were thwarted by rolling TV coverage which delivered news of their actions straight to the terrorists. Fresh demands were issued; the terrorists wanted a helicopter and plane in order to take their captives to Egypt.

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Jean-Paul Sartre after his visit with Andreas Baader in 1974: The appearance was heavily criticized.

Jean-Paul Sartre after his visit with Andreas Baader in The appearance was heavily criticized.

Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin. Members of the RAF. The Red Army Faction existed from 1970 to 1998, committing numerous terrorist acts, especially in late 1977, which led to a national crisis that became known as "German Autumn". It was held responsible for thirty-four deaths, including many secondary targets, such as chauffeurs and bodyguards, and many injuries in its almost thirty years of activity.

Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin “Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin”

Burial of RAF Members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe (October 27, 1977)

by Abisag Tüllmann Burial of RAF members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe.

The Turbulent Life of Ulrike Meinhof and the RAF-On May 14th 1970, Andreas Baader imprisoned for setting fire to two department stores, was allowed to meet the journalist, Ulrike Meinhof, at the German Central Institute for Social Questions (“Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen”) to write a book together about young offenders. However, during this “meeting” Baader was forcefully liberated, which marks the birth of the Baader-Meinhof Group also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang and…

'Baader Meinhof Gang' jail to be demolished

Gudrun Enssling - 1940-1977 - Confondatrice avec Ulrike Meinhoff et Andreas Baader du groupe Fraction Armée Rouge (RAF) dit aussi Groupe Andreas Baader.

Gudrun Enssling - 1940-1977 - Confondatrice avec Ulrike Meinhoff et Andreas Baader du groupe Fraction Armée Rouge (RAF) dit aussi Groupe Andreas Baader.

Odd Nerdrum, The Murder of Andreas Baader, 1977

monsieurlabette: “ Odd Nerdrum, The Murder of Andreas Baader, 1977 ”

Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin. RAF - Rote Armee Fraktion.

Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin

Gudrun Ensslin und Andreas Baader.  RAF - Rote Armee Fraktion.

Gudrun Ensslin und Andreas Baader. RAF - Rote Armee Fraktion.

beerdigung von gudrun ensslin - andreas baader - jan-carl raspe - YouTube

beerdigung von gudrun ensslin - andreas baader - jan-carl raspe - YouTube

Andreas Baader und Gudrun Ensslin

Andreas Baader und Gudrun Ensslin

Baaders Polizeifoto: "Absolute Identifikationsfigur": Polizeifoto von Baader bei seiner Festnahme im April 1968 nach der Kaufhausbrandstiftung.

Baaders Polizeifoto: "Absolute Identifikationsfigur": Polizeifoto von Baader bei seiner Festnahme im April 1968 nach der Kaufhausbrandstiftung.

Baader im Meer: Andreas Baader beim Baden auf Sylt im Jahr 1964: Diese seltene Aufnahme stammt aus dem Buch von Klaus Stern.

Baader im Meer: Andreas Baader beim Baden auf Sylt im Jahr 1964: Diese seltene Aufnahme stammt aus dem Buch von Klaus Stern.

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