217 The Red Army Faction

Some movements radicalized. Armed groups launched an ‘urban guerrilla’ against capitalism, imperialism, and the state, especially in Italy and Germany. In 1970 the Rote Armee Fraktion was formed, but by June 1972 the leaders of the first generation, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Ulrike Meinhoff, and Jan-Carl Raspe, were arrested. They were imprisoned and convicted in Stammheim, where they committed suicide in 1976 (Meinhoff) and 1977. The books they read and annotated in prison are kept at the IISH.

Books from the Stammheim prison

Books from the Stammheim prison
Stuttgart, 1972-1977

Date: 
1972 - 1977
Number: 
217

Location

Justizvollzugsanstalt
Asperger Str. 60
Stuttgart
Germany

Comments

A Mistake

In the photograph, the two books on the right in the second row - Boris Mironov's A Social History of Imperial Russia - are there by mistake. This title was published only in 2000 and could not have been in Stammheim.