Baader-Meinhof Gang


Baader-Meinhof Gang

West German leftist terrorist group formed in 1968 and popularly named after two of its early leaders, Andreas Baader (1943–1977) and Ulrike Meinhof (1934–1976).

The members initially supported themselves by bank robberies and engaged in terrorist bombings and arson, especially of West German and U.S. targets in West Germany. Baader, Meinhof, and 18 others were arrested in 1972; Meinhof eventually hanged herself, and Baader apparently also died a suicide. By the mid-1970s the group had turned to international terrorism; two members took part in the 1976 Palestinian airplane hijacking in the Entebbe incident. After the collapse of communism in East Germany (1989–90), it was discovered that East Germany's secret police had provided training and supplies to the gang. The group announced an end to its terrorist campaign in 1992.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Baader Meinhof Gang — noun a radical left wing revolutionary terrorist group active in Germany from 1968 until 1977 • Syn: ↑Baader Meinhof Gang • Topics: ↑terrorism, ↑act of terrorism, ↑terrorist act • Regions: ↑Germany, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baader-Meinhof Gang — noun a radical left wing revolutionary terrorist group active in Germany from 1968 until 1977 • Syn: ↑Baader Meinhof Gang • Topics: ↑terrorism, ↑act of terrorism, ↑terrorist act • Regions: ↑Germany, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baader-Meinhof Gang —  German underground group named after Andreas Baader (1943–1977) and Ulrike Meinhof (1934–1976); also called the Red Army Faction …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Baader-Meinhof phenomenon — The Baader Meinhof phenomenon occurs when a person, after having learned some (usually obscure) fact, word, phrase, or other item for the first time, encounters that item again, perhaps several times, shortly after having learned it. This is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Baader-Meinhof — /badə ˈmaɪnhɒf/ (say bahduh muynhof) noun a group of West German anti capitalist guerillas, led by Andreas Baader (1943–77) and Ulrike Meinhof (1934–76). Also, Baader Meinhof gang, Red Army Faction …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex — Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Theatrical release poster Directed by Uli Edel Produced by Bernd Eichinger …   Wikipedia

  • Der Baader Meinhof Komplex — Infobox Film name = Der Baader Meinhof Komplex image size = 200px caption = Theatrical release poster for Der Baader Meinhof Komplex director = Uli Edel producer = Bernd Eichinger writer = Uli Edel Bernd Eichinger based on the book by Stefan Aust …   Wikipedia

  • Ulrike Meinhof — For the academic of the similar name, see Ulrike Hanna Meinhof. Ulrike Marie Meinhof Ulrike Meinhof as a young journalist, around 1964 Born October 7, 1934(1934 10 07) …   Wikipedia

  • Andreas Baader — Andreas Bernd Baader (6 May 1943 – 18 October 1977) was one of the first leaders of the German organization Red Army Faction, also commonly known as the Baader Meinhof group .Born in Munich, Baader was a high school dropout and criminal before… …   Wikipedia

  • Bande à Baader — Fraction armée rouge Pour les articles homonymes, voir RAF. Rote Armee Fraktion RAF, Baader Meinhof Bande Classification anti impérialiste, communiste …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.