WEST GERMANY: Guilty As Charged

They began their partnership of terror in 1970 in a quiet research library in West Berlin. By prearrangement, Ulrike Meinhof, then 35 and a leftist journalist, sat at a table pretending to read. Studying near by, under armed guard, was a notorious anarchist she had interviewed in prison and deeply admired, Andreas Baader, then 27 and serving time for the 1968 fire-bombing of two Frankfurt department stores. Baader had won permission from prison authorities to study at the library. Suddenly three people burst into the library and sprayed the room with bullets and tear gas. The escape plan worked. Baader...

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