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Anneliese Baader Papers

Period  1955-1989
Total size   0.5 m.
Consultation Closed

Biography

Anneliese Hermine, also called Nina, Baader-Kröcher; born in Saarburg, Germany 21th December 1916, died in Hamburg 23th August 2004; married to the art historian Berndt Phillip Baader (1913-1945), a German soldier during World War II who probably died during a postwar transport of Soviet prisoners; in postwar Germany employed as 'Trümmerfrau' and later as a secretary at the social court in Munich; mother of Andreas Baader (1943-1977), member of the German Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF) and 'Staatsfeind Nr 1' in the 1970s; her son Andreas was born in Munich but stayed with his grandmother in Saalfeld, Thuringia, from 1943 until his return to Munich 1949 and left for Berlin 1963; most of the letters by Gudrun Ensslin and others to Andreas Baader were handed over by the Stuttgart Stammheim prison authorities to Anneliese Baader after Baader's death in 1977.

Content

Diaries and notebooks by Andreas Baader [1968-1969] and n.d.; letters by Andreas Baader to his mother 1955-1969; letters by Gudrun Ensslin and others to Andreas Baader 1968 and n.d.; letter by Christiane Ensslin to Anneliese Baader 1977; letters by Wienke Zitzlaff to Anneliese Baader 1978, 1980; correspondence of Anneliese Baader and other documents on the Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF), the lawsuits against its members, the deaths of Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Ulrike Meinhof and Jan-Carl Raspe, and on the treatment of political prisoners in the Federal Republic of Germany in general 1968-1989.