Heinrich Hannover Papers

Period  (1968-), 1970-1986
Total size   27 m.
Consultation Closed


Heinrich Hannover, born in Anklam (Pommern), Germany 1925; studied law at the University of Göttingen; since 1954 defence lawyer, defended communists, conscientious objectors and others imprisoned for political reasons; also defended the RAF members Ulrike Meinhof and Peter-Jürgen Boock; honorary doctor at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1986 and the University of Bremen in 1996; published books on political justice 1918-1933 and his memoirs 1998-1999; also a successful writer of children’s books.

Peter-Jürgen Boock, born in Garding (Nordfriesland), Germany 1951; as a youth he ran away from home, started taking drugs, quitted a training as a mechanic, fled to the Netherlands, but was expelled and reported himself to the police in 1968; during the following years of drug rehabilitation and living in several re-education homes and communes, he met and wanted to join Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, but was considered too young to participate in the RAF; c. 1975 he became a member of the so-called second generation of RAF; he distanced himself from the RAF 1980, was captured 1981 and sentenced to multiple life imprisonment in 1984 and in 1986 for minor involvement in the RAF; in 1992 after the capture of RAF-members in the former GDR he admitted tot have been more of a central figure; released from prison 1998; author of several books.


Copies of court records concerning investigations, arrests, interrogations and convictions of RAF members Hans-Jürgen Backer, Bernard Braun, Gudrun Ensslin, Ulrike Meinhof, Brigitta Mohnhaupt, Gerhard Müller and others; concerning apartments used, cars and weapons, shootings and events in Augsburg, Bad Homburg, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Köln, München, Nürnberg, Offenbach and Stuttgart 1970-1974; additional documents on Andreas Baader, Christa Eckes, Hermann Feiling, Herbert Heinz Funke, Gerhard Müller and others 1973-1985; documentation 1968-1984.

Copies, produced for Heinrich Hannover, defence lawyer, of court records of judicial inquiries in the criminal proceedings against Peter-Jürgen Boock, charged with membership of a terrorist organization and in 1977, with complicity in the attempt at abduction with violence and murder of banker Jürgen Ponto, employers’ president Hans-Martin Schleyer and companions, and with the attempt at an assault on the Federal Prosecutor’s Office with a rocket launcher 1979-1986; copy of the record of the court sittings 1983-1984; copies of records of criminal proceedings regarding RAF-activities 1970-1972.

Documents concerning the trial in 1975 against historian and writer Karl-Heinz Roth (born 1942) who together with Roland Otto was accused of being a ‘psychological accomplice’ in a police murder in Cologne; bulletins of the support committee for Otto and Roth 1975-1979.

Secondary creator
Boock, Peter-Jürgen