Dieter Kunzelmann

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Dieter Kunzelmann (born 1939[1]) is a German left-wing activist. In the early 1960s he was a member of the Situationist-inspired artists' group Gruppe SPUR.[2] He was one of the founders of Kommune 1 in 1967.[3] At the end of the 1960s he was one of the leaders of the Tupamaros West-Berlin, which carried out bombings and arsons.[4] He was arrested in July 1970 and served five years in prison for those activities.[5] From 1983 to 1985 he served in the Berlin state parliament as a member of the Alternative List[1][6] (now Alliance '90/The Greens). In 1997 he was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing an egg at the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen.[7] He went into hiding for two years, reappearing to serve his sentence in 1999.


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  2. ^ Klimke, Martin (2009). The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties. Princeton University Press. p. 55. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Nick (2005). Protest Movements in 1960s West Germany: A Social History of Dissent and Democracy. Berg Publishers. p. 98. 
  4. ^ Hauser, Dorothea (2008). "Terrorism". In Martin Klimke, Joachim Scharloth. 1968 in Europe: a history of protest and activism, 1956-1977. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 271–72. 
  5. ^ Kundnani, Hans (2009). Utopia Or Auschwitz: Germany's 1968 Generation and the Holocaust. Columbia University Press. pp. 99, 215. 
  6. ^ Gessler, Philipp; Stefan Reinecke (25 October 2005). "The anti-Semitism of the 68ers". die tageszeitung. Retrieved 22 April 2010.  Translated into English by Sign and Sight.
  7. ^ Kundnani 215