An Unfitting End

Germany's original Green, Petra Kelly, dies at the hand of her lover

THE DEATHS WERE AS PUZZLING AS THEY WERE A contradiction of what Petra Kelly had stood for. Ten years ago she was the personification of the German environmental and peace movements. One of the founders of the German Green Party, Kelly was a member of the West German Bundestag until 1990, when her party failed to win enough votes to remain in the parliament. Over the years, she had fallen out with many of her fractious party colleagues and became a marginal figure. Her compatriots were shocked into remembrance of Kelly, however, when she and her longtime lover and fellow Green...

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