After the “second generation” of the Red Army Faction (RAF) failed to force the release of the imprisoned founders of the terrorist group through violence and extortion (e.g. the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of the Lufthansa plane “Landshut”), the original RAF leadership (Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe) committed suicide in Stuttgart’s Stammheim Prison. The three were buried in a communal grave in the city’s Dornhalden cemetery.

Funeral of RAF Members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe (October 27, 1977)

  • Abisag Tüllmann


Source: Funeral of RAF members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe. Hooded mourners were among those present at the communal grave in the Dornhalden Cemetery in Stuttgart. Date: October 27, 1977. Photo: Abisag Tüllmann.
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