- April 16, 2013
German federal prosecutors handling the neo-Nazi terrorism case due to come to trial on May 6 say regional authorities underestimated the capabilities of right-wing extremists. They hope the trial will boost central authorities' power to investigate future cases. By Gisela Friedrichsen more... [ Video | Forum ]
- February 06, 2013
Jean-Paul Sartre's meeting with RAF leader Andreas Baader was long considered to be one of the philosopher's great missteps. A transcript of the meeting, which has only now been released, shows the Nobel laureate actually wanted to persuade him to stop murdering people. By Felix Bohr and Klaus Wiegrefe more... [ Forum ]
- July 06, 2012
A German court convicted former left-wing terrorist Verena Becker on Friday for being an accessory to the murder of a federal prosecutor in 1977. Despite the victory, government investigators continue to squander all their chances of solving this and other Red Army Faction crimes. A Commentary By Michael Sontheimer more... [ Forum ]
- August 02, 2011
Horst Mahler was a leader of the German radical left in the 1960s and '70s. Now he's a member of the radical right, sitting in jail for denying the Holocaust. But he's reportedly verified reports that he informed for Communist spies in the '60s. more...
- September 30, 2010
On Thursday, former RAF terrorist Verena Becker appeared in a Stuttgart court to face charges in connection with the 1977 murder of the former German federal prosecutor. The judges will try to solve the puzzle of who really killed Siegfried Buback. By Michael Sontheimer more...
- July 28, 2010
A German court has ordered Verena Becker, a former member of the far-left Red Army Faction, to be put on trial for alleged involvement in the murder of Attorney General Siegfried Buback in 1977. The case was re-opened after new forensic technology revealed her DNA on a letter claiming responsibility for the killing. more...
- April 13, 2010
The German federal prosecutor's office has indicted former RAF terrorist Verena Becker for the murder of Attorney General Siegfried Buback in 1977. The crime, which shocked Germany at the time, has never been fully cleared up. But the evidence against Becker is relatively thin. By Michael Sontheimer more... [ Forum ]
- September 10, 2009
The 1977 assassination of Siegfried Buback by the far-left Red Army Faction is one of Germany's most famous unsolved murders. Now new evidence suggests that former RAF member Verena Becker may have been involved. But the intelligence services, who used Becker as an informant, are keeping the lid on a top-secret file which could clear up the crime. By SPIEGEL Staff more...
- August 21, 2009
Fresh evidence has linked former Red Army Faction member Verena Becker to the murder of the then-chief federal prosecutor, Siegfried Buback, more than three decades after the high-profile terrorist attack rocked West Germany. more...
- May 28, 2009
It was the shot that changed the course of German history. On June 2, 1967, a West Berlin police officer shot and killed leftist demonstrator Benno Ohnesorg. The event triggered a whole generation of leftist activism. Would history have turned out differently if people knew then the killer was a member of East Germany's secret police? By SPIEGEL Staff more...