14 October 2009

Kidnapped in Crystal | Peter Lorenz, 1948

Head of Junge Union Peter Lorenz, wearing glasses in 1948. Nearly thirty years later, in 1975, Lorenz was candidate for mayor of West Berlin when he was kidnapped by the terrorist group Movement 2 June three days before the elections. The terrorists demanded a release of several imprisoned group members. After the militants had been flown out to South Yemen, Lorenz was set free with change to call a cab. Ich gratuliere, Peter! HDV hopes the glasses made it through uncompromised.