Norbert Kröcher

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Norbert Kröcher
Born 1950 (age 64–65)
Organization Movement 2 June

Norbert Kröcher (born 1950) was a West German terrorist and member of J2M. He was also strongly associated with the second generation of the Red Army Faction. He was the husband of Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann.[1]

As a terrorist[edit]

In 1976 Kröcher allegedly planned to kidnap the Swedish politician Anna-Greta Leijon. The goal was to exchange Leijon for 8 of his comrades held in German prisons.[2]

The plan, known as Operation Leo, was intercepted by the police and Kröcher was arrested on 31 March in Stockholm. He was deported from Sweden in 1977 and jailed in Germany. He was released in 1989 and did not rejoin the RAF.

As of 2005, he was known to live in Berlin.


  1. ^ Lasky, Melvin J. (1989). On the Barricades, and off. Transaction Publishers. p. 187. 
  2. ^ Lauterpacht, Elihu (1982). International Law Reports. Cambridge University Press. p. 279.