Ulrike Meinhof

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Ulrike Meinhof (October 7, 1934 - May 9, 1976) was a German radical left-wing militant who started out as a journalist. She was one of the founders of the Red Army Faction (in German: Rote Armee Fraktion), which is also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang.


  • Protest is when I say this does not please me. Resistance is when I ensure what does not please me occurs no more.
    • Published in konkret, 11 April 1968


  • Auschwitz meant that six million Jews were killed, and thrown on the waste-heap of Europe, for what they were represented as: money-Jews. Finance capital and the banks, the hard core of the system of imperialism and capitalism, steered the hatred of men against money and exploitation into hatred against the Jews. . . . Antisemitism is really a hatred of capitalism.
  • If one sets a car on fire, that is a criminal offence. If one sets hundreds of cars on fire, that is political action.

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