Ulrike Meinhof Biography

Ulrike Meinhof, Journalist
Born asUlrike Marie Meinhof
SpouseRainer Rössner
BornOctober 7, 1934
Oldenburg, Germany
DiedMay 9, 1976
Stammheim Prison, Stuttgart, Germany
Aged41 years
Ulrike Marie Meinhof was a German journalist, intellectual, as well as political activist, born upon October 7, 1934, in Oldenburg, Germany. She is most notoriously remembered for her participation in the formation of the left-wing extremist team, the Red Army Faction (RAF), also called the Baader-Meinhof Gang. Fueled by anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, and anti-American ideological backgrounds, the RAF accomplished bombings, assassinations, and a series of top-level kidnappings throughout the 1970s to object the viewed injustices of the West German state and also the global economic order. Although she was acknowledged for her journalism work, Meinhof's life took an extreme turn that ultimately caused her jail time and also terrible death in 1976.

Ulrike Meinhof grew up in an educated, middle-class family members. Her daddy, Werner Meinhof, was an art historian, while her mother, Ingeborg Meinhof, was an educator. After her mother's death, she and also her sister were increased by their dad and stepmother, Renate Meinhof, a strong Nazi advocate. Ulrike took place to study education, sociology, as well as psychology at numerous universities, consisting of Marburg as well as Münster. Although she was briefly married to German financial expert Klaus Rainer Röhl, the pair separated in 1969, because of ideological differences.

As a journalist in the 1960s, Meinhof benefited several left-wing magazines, most notably the monthly publication "konkret," which was edited by her then-husband Röhl. She emerged as a prominent voice for West Germany's growing leftist movement as her works expressed issues regarding the reemergence of neo-Nazism as well as the influence of the United States on Western Europe.

It protested this backdrop that Ulrike Meinhof gravitated towards more militant political activity. In very early 1970, Meinhof collaborated with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, as well as Horst Mahler to develop the Red Army Faction, which was driven by the idea that armed battle was needed to counter Western expansionism and also industrialism. The group ended up being well-known for their radical techniques and also their swift intolerance of those that opposed them.

The turning point in Meinhof's life came on May 14, 1970, when she aided in the retreat of Andreas Baader from police custodianship. From that point on, she was actively associated with organizing as well as accomplishing attacks along with the Baader-Meinhof Gang, targeting crucial framework and also top-level organization and political figures.

After two years of averting apprehension, Ulrike Meinhof was captured on June 15, 1972. She was charged with multiple offenses, including preparation bomb strikes, attempted murder, and subscription in a terrorist company. Meinhof preserved her virtue as well as defended her activities on the premises of political requirement throughout her trial.

On May 9, 1976, Ulrike Meinhof was found dead in her cell at Stammheim Prison. While formally ruled a self-destruction, her death stays a topic of conjecture as well as conspiracy theory concepts. Her life and the tasks of the Red Army Faction remain to refer historical discussion as they exhibit the turbulence as well as ideological struggle that identified a split Germany during the 20th century.

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Small: Objection is when I say: this doesnt suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesnt suit me n
"Objection is when I say: this doesn't suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn't suit me never happens again"