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Jean-Paul Sartre 1974


Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof were the leaders of the Red Army Faction, an urban terrorist group which carried out kidnappings and assassinations in the 1970s. They died under suspicious circumstances while in prison in Germany in 1977.


Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin

At the beginning, we shook hands. He seated himself across from me and then, after three minutes, the first thing he said, a little as if it were a greeting, was: “I thought I was dealing with a friend, but they sent me a judge…”

Obviously, this was because of the statement I’d made on German TV the night before.

I think that he also hoped that I had come to defend him and his comrades based on the actions they’d taken. He saw that I wasn’t in agreement with them. I came as a man of the Left in sympathy with any…

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