Former West-German Chancellor has received the Hanns Martin Schleyer Prize, an award named after one of the victims of the Red Army Faction. Schmidt was Chancellor when Schleyer was kidnapped.
A German NGO granted three "northern outposts" that "face a potential vulnerability" next to Russia the peace prize on Saturday in Münster. The award recognizes the states’ efforts in supporting European integration.
Why did many intellectuals and leftists at first sympathize with Germany's Red Army Faction (RAF)? A documentary highlights the poisoned political atmosphere in West Germany during the 1970s while questioning witnesses.
The abduction and murder of the powerful industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer 40 years ago was a dramatic turning point for the Federal Republic of Germany. The drama is still fresh in the minds of many Germans.
On September 5, 1977, the Red Army Faction abducted industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer, unleashing the German Autumn of terror. Filmmaker Andres Veiel talks to DW about the RAF and how the events shaped his childhood.
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