(, from the book Die Rote Zora und ihre Bande
by Kurt Held
) was a militant feminist
group active in West Germany
from 1974-95, known for a series of bombings.
Rote Zora started in 1974, when they bombed the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
to protest against the abortion law.
In addition they bombed the Federal Doctor's Guild (in 1977), numerous sex shops, the cars of landlords, the Siemens company, and the company Nixdorf Computer AG
. While carrying out hundreds of attacks, the group always took care to not physically harm people.
Rote Zora was a split from the organization Revolutionary Cells
,. The group's last action was in 1995. In 2000, a documentary about the group (titled Die Rote Zora
) was made by Oliver Tolmein
In April 2007, former Rote Zora member Adrienne Gerhäuser stood trial for the attempted bombings of the Berlin Genetic Technical Institute in 1986, and a clothing factory in Bavaria in 1987,
- Dark Star Collective, Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader, Oakland: AK Press, 2002, ISBN......