In April 1975 Commando Holger Meins occupies the West German Embassy in Stockholm. In exchange for the hostages they want to force the release of RAF-prisoners in Germany; Andreas Baader, ...
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In April 1975 Commando Holger Meins occupies the West German Embassy in Stockholm. In exchange for the hostages they want to force the release of RAF-prisoners in Germany; Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin, etc. The occupation lasts twelve hours and ends in defeat for the occupants, left is a blown-up Embassy and four people dead, two of them executed by the occupants. Karl-Heinz Dellwo, 23 years old, is arrested and sentenced to jail. In 1995 he is released from prison. Today he lives in Hamburg with his girlfriend Ella, also a former terrorist. Karl-Heinz is trying to create a new life for himself, but he is always haunted by his violent past.Written by
The action began at noon on Thursday, 24 April 1975, when the Commando Holger Meins (CHM), related to the RAF (Red Army Fraction), invaded the West German Embassy in Skarpö street at Gärdet in Stockholm. The occupants, Hanna Krabbe, Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Lutz Taufer, Bernhard Rössner, Ulrich Wessel and Siegfried Hausner, took Embassy personnel, a total of twelve people, including Ambassador Dietrich Stoecker, hostage, The embassy was surrounded by police and negotiations began. CHM demanded that 26 prisoners of the RAF should be released in West Germany, including Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe. Furthermore they demanded safe passage from the embassy, together with the Swedish ambassador in Bonn, Western Germany, Sven Backlund. See more »
Interesting example of terrorism + terrorist are people too...
Interesting movie about the 1975 attack on the West German Embassy in Stockholm by Kommando Holger Meins. Quite a relaxed and personal movie by David. it focuses on the experiences of one person, part of the "Kommando" and gets quite personal, but also tells the broader story.
Definitely worth a look. I haven't seen anything else about the same subject matter so it is a bit hard to compare to other documentaries on the subject. Compared to dramatizations of similar events this is a much more calm retelling and also contains something that is often missing...how do you go on with your life after participating in a such a deed?
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