Gabriele Rollnik

is a German child psychotherapist. From the early 1970s, she was first a sympathizer, then a full-fledged member of the anarchist organization June 2 Movement. In 1975, she directly participated in the kidnapping of the West-Berlin politician Peter Lorenz. Arrested soon after, she succeeded in escaping from the prison. Once again, she joined the armed struggle and participated in further militant operations. In 1978, she was arrested again and received a 15-year prison sentence. Since her release in 1993, she has lived in Hamburg and worked as a children’s psychotherapist. In 2004, she published an autobiographic book interview called Keine Angst vor Niemand.


It was impossible to live in this world...

A conversation with Karl-Heinz Dellwo and Gabriele Rollnik

Today, nothing suggests that Karl-Heinz Dellwo and his girlfiend Gabriele Rollnik differ from normality in any important way. They look like a common elderly married couple. They live in a cozy middle-class apartment in the center of Hamburg. They make great coffee and they have a cookbook by Jamie Oliver on the bookshelf in their kitchen. Yet, the appearances are misleading. Their fates have been very dramatic. Karl-Heinz Dellwo, now documentarist and publisher, is a former RAF member who directly participated in the death of two people. Child therapist Gabriele Rollnik is a former member of the anarchist Bewegung 2. Juni. She was involved in several kidnappings and prison break-outs. They both spent many years behind bars. Marek Seckar went to meet with them in Hamburg in order to hear about their past and present.

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