Terrorism: Out of the Woodwork

Out of the Woodwork

The rapid political and economic unification of the two Germanys is paying an unexpected dividend: a combined attack on terrorism. After pooling information from West Germany and the impounded files of the now defunct East German secret police, the Stasi, East German authorities this month arrested seven people believed to be members of West Germany's notorious Red Army Faction, whose bloody campaign claimed more than 20 lives between 1970 and 1978.

The most notable arrest came on June 6, when police seized Susanne Albrecht, 39, one of some two dozen R.A.F. members on West Germany's most wanted list. Albrecht, who is...

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