Meinhof, Ulrike

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Ulrike Meinhof
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Name
Meinhof, Ulrike Gender: F
Ulrike Marie Meinhof
born on 7 October 1934 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Oldenburg, Germany, 53n08, 8e13
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°13' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°27 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°35'



Biography

German journalist, left-wing activist and author, later part of the Baader/Meinhof group, who used terrorism as a form of political protest.

Meinhof's father died when in 1940 and her mother in 1948. She was raised by a caring foster-mother. Smart and a natural leader, she married Klaus Rohl in 1961, a columnist and editor in chief of the local paper. They had twin daughters in 1962. Meinhof became an author, a TV and radio playwright and a talk-show personality.

In 1969, she met Andreas Baader and they teamed up to form the Baader-Meinhof gang, calling themselves RAF (Red Army Faction). They began a series of efficient bank robberies in Berlin in January 1971 and the killing began with their shooting of a cop in October, with a second cop killed on 12/22/1971. Building up an arsenal of guns and explosives, Baader led the gang in planting bombs in an army headquarters on 5/11/1972. The explosion killed one and wounded 13.

The "People's War" continued with a series of bombings until a secret tip led to the police's discovery of their bomb factory-HQ. They shut themselves in the garage while the police bombarded them with tear-gas grenades, all shown on live German TV. When Baader was captured, they gave up and were all apprehended, Meinhof on 6/15/1972.

The trial began on 5/21/1975 of Baader, Meinhof, Ensslin and Raspe, with charges that covered 350 pages. While in prison, Meinhof tore the prison towels into strips and hanged herself on 5/09/1976.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Baader, Andreas (born 6 May 1943). Notes: Members of the Red Army Faction
  • associate relationship with Ensslin, Gudrun (born 15 August 1940). Notes: Members of the Red Army Faction
  • associate relationship with Raspe, Jan-Carl (born 24 July 1944). Notes: Members of the Red Army Faction

Events

  • Death of Father 1940
  • Death of Mother 1948
  • Relationship : Marriage 1961 (Klaus Rohl)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1962 (Birth of twins)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1969 (Andreas Baader)
  • Financial Crime Perpetration January 1971 (Series of bank robberies)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 22 December 1971 (Second cop killed)
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  • Social Crime Perpetration 11 May 1972 (Planted bombs in army headquaters)
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  • Death by Suicide 9 May 1976 (Hanged herself, age 41)
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Source Notes

Cirkels quotes Roland Hepp archives from German information

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Adopted (Raised by foster mother)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Both parents died before she was 15)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Twins, triplets, etc. (Twins)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Andreas Baader and gang)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide involvement
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Kidnapper
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Terrorist (Baader-Meihof gang)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Bank robber)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Age 42)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Talk show personality)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (TV and radio)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection

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