February 12, 1995 |
There are certain women whose combination of mediagenic good-looks, natural intelligence and passionate commitment to social change have made them both symbols and leaders of the radical movements of our times, women such as Angela Davis in the United States, Bernadette Devlin of Ireland and the Green Party's Petra Kelly.
March 26, 1995
I dare say there are a number of readers of the Times who know more about European history than your reviewer David Helvarg ("The Life and Death of Petra Kelly," Feb. 12). Rosa Luxemburg was not . . . "a German revolutionary leader of the 1920s. . . ." Luxemburg, born in Poland, was among the founders of the Spartacus Bund and was shot to death in Berlin, probably by German soldiers, on Jan. 16, 1919, following an abortive uprising of revolutionary socialist activists. PAUL GROPMAN, LOS ANGELES There is a deplorable factual error in the Sunday, Feb. 12 book review of "The Life and Death of Petra Kelly."
October 20, 1992 |
Greens Party founder Petra Kelly and her companion were discovered dead in their Bonn home in a case of murder, suicide or both, the investigating prosecutor said today. Neighbors alerted police after finding the bodies, with wounds indicating violent death, in the house where Kelly lived with Gert Bastian, a former West German army major general, police spokesman Markus Toelle said.
January 24, 1987 |
The Greens, the radical environmentalist party, have been building strength in the north during the campaign for Sunday's West German national elections but are lagging behind in the conservative south. Petra Kelly, the lively, articulate Greens leader who has a seat in Parliament, is trying to change this. She is waging a determined campaign in rural Bavaria that has attracted a good deal of attention.
September 29, 1987 |
It was 1968 and in the nation's capital, after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 14th Street was ablaze. To provide a safer haven from the rioting sweeping the city, American University economics professor Elspeth Rostow invited her brightest student, Petra Kelly, over to have dinner with her husband, Walt, the President's national security adviser. Because of the rioting several miles away, Rostow invited Kelly to spend the night in their library in a makeshift bed. At 4 a.
December 4, 1990 |
The world's most prominent environmental party has become an endangered species after German voters locked the Greens out of the newly united nation's first Parliament. Sunday's defeat left the Greens stunned, bitter and--as ever--divided. "It's a very shocking development," lamented Petra Kelly, a party co-founder and stepdaughter of an American Army officer. "We have failed not only in political terms, but in human terms as well," she said in an interview Monday.