• Short Summary

    The protracted Lufthansa hijacking, and violent deaths in a West German prison that followed it, have tightened the sense of urgency that world leaders feel about combatting and eliminating terrorism.

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    The protracted Lufthansa hijacking, and violent deaths in a West German prison that followed it, have tightened the sense of urgency that world leaders feel about combatting and eliminating terrorism. Some see tougher laws and security measures as major answers to deter and thwart terrorists. But other observers believe investigations should start by probing university life, which has been one seedbed for renegades, notably in West Germany.

    SYNOPSIS: West Berlin's Free University has been called the cradle of West Germany's left-wing student movement which, at its most extreme, produced the Baader-Meinhof group. Some students call it the Benno Ohnesurg University, after the student killed in 1968 during demonstrations against the visit of the Shah of Iran. His death sparked off major terrorist activities is West Germany.

    One theory explains left-wing extremism as rejection of West Germany's so-called economic 'miracle', and of what the young regard as the materialism of the older generation. But West Berlin's Education Minister, Dr Peter Glotz, believes the problem has been caused by a division between two cultures.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADY1XOVZ4DV3AOEQQMYUM4N1E0
    Media URN:
    VLVADY1XOVZ4DV3AOEQQMYUM4N1E0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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