La Main Rouge
La main Rouge, English: The Red Hand, was a terrorist organisation operated by the foreign Department of the French intelligence service Directorate-General for External Security (French: Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure, DGSE) in the 1950s, which pursued the goal to eliminate the supporters of Algerian independence and the leading members of the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) during the Algerian War.
Also in the Federal Republic of Germany, several explosives attacks were assigned to the Red Hand, as for example against the arms dealer Otto Schlüter on 26 September 1956, and on 3 June 1957 and Georg Puchert (alias Captain Morris) on 3 March 1959. This could ultimately never be clarified.
On 27 November 1959, the then thirty years old Christian Durieux gave an interview in which he claimed the Saheb, Pandit and the attacks on 1 October 1958, in the port of Hamburg included cargo ship Atlas and also on the Algerian exiled Amédiane AIT Alcene on behalf of the red hand committed to have the daily mail newspaper.
In particular the apparent inaction of the French authorities was seen abroad as a note of the French Government that they have caused the aggressive crackdown on supporters of the FLN.
- Helmut Roewer, Stefan Schäfer, Matthias Uhl: Lexikon of the intelligence services in the 20th century. Herbig, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-7766-2317-9.
- Subchapters: Against West Germany, in: Matthias Ritzi/Erich Schmidt-Eenboom: In the shadow of the Third Reich. The BND and his agent Richard Christmann, Berlin (Christoph links Verlag) 2011, S. 186-200 ISBN 978-3-86153-643-7
- Pierre Genève: La main rouge, Paris (Éd. Nord-Sud) in 1960.
- Antoine Méléro: La main rouge. L ' Armée secrète de la République, Paris (ed. du Rocher) 1997 ISBN 226802699X
- Claus Leggewie: Porter. The Algeria project of the left in the Adenauer Germany, Berlin (red book publisher) 1984 ISBN 3-88022-286X
- Wolfgang Kraushaar: The protest Chronicle 1949-1959 - an illustrated history of movement, resistance and Utopia. Vol. I-IV. Rogner & Bernhard at Zweitausendeins, Hamburg of 1996 ISBN 3-8077-0350-0.