turning money into rebellion by gabriel kuhn

Turning Money into Rebellion: The Unlikely Story of Denmark's Revolutionary Bank Robbers

by Gabriel Kuhn Author

In May of 1989, on a quiet street in Copenhagen, police discovered the apartment that had served for years as a hideaway for Denmark’s most notorious 20th-century bank robbers.

The members, who belonged to a communist organization and lived modest lives in the Danish capital, had, over a period of almost two decades, stole millions of dollars in spectacular heists, then sent it to Third World liberation movements - in particular, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. One of the most puzzling and captivating chapters from the European anti-imperialist milieu of the 1970s and 1980s, Turning Money into Rebellion is the first-ever English account of the story, covering the events from Middle Eastern capitals and African refugee camps to the group’s fateful last robbery, which earned them a record haul, but left a police officer dead. The book includes historical documents, illustrations, and an exclusive interview with Torkil Lauesen and Jan Weimann, two of the group’s longest-standing members. It is a compelling tale of turning radical theory into action, concerning analysis and strategy as much as morality and political practice.