Petra Schelm

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Petra Schelm
Petra Schelm.jpg
Born (1950-08-16)16 August 1950
Died 15 July 1971(1971-07-15) (aged 20)
Organization Red Army Faction

Petra Schelm (1950–1971) was a German revolutionary and urban guerrilla. She was the first member of the Red Army Faction to be killed by the German police, being shot in a firefight when caught in massive cordon and search operation around Hamburg in 1971.[1]



  1. ^ de Graaf 2011, p. 161.


  • de Graaf, Beatrice (2011), Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance, Routledge, ISBN 9781136806551

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