April, 1977, Karlsruhe. The car of the chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback stops at the intersection of link Heimer road and Moltke street at a red light. While the Mercedes is waiting, pre-rolls from behind, slowly a Suzuki GS 750 with two people. As the motorcycle reaches the right side of the blue sedan pulls out one of the two persons in a semi-automatic Heckler&Koch, and fires 15 shots – Siegfried Buback, the most powerful lawyer in the Federal Republic of Germany, is dead.
Two more people die in the ball hail. Shortly thereafter, the command "Ulrike Meinhof" Red army faction (RAF) is committed to the fact. It is the prelude to a bloody year of terror, the Germany will forever change...Historical classification
In 1977, starts of the RAF, the so-called "Offensive 77". The prelude to the murder Bubacks is. In July of killing RAF-terrorists, the spokesman of the Board of Dresdner Bank and a consultant of the German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, Jürgen Ponto in the case of a kidnapping attempt in his house. In September, the RAF command "Siegfried Hausner" employer President Hanns kidnapped-Martin Schleyer.
The terrorists kill the hostage, the driver and three police officers. After 44 days, Schleyer is found dead in the trunk of a car. In October, terrorists hijack the Lufthansa plane "Landshut" from Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt with 91 people on Board, the so-called "first RAF Generation" (e.g., Gudrun Ensslin, and Andreas Baader) to compress from German prisons.
The year 1977 is considered among historians as the highlight of the RAF-terror ("the German autumn"), and the inconspicuous junction, at the link Heimer road will become a Symbol – not only for the perhaps the darkest hour of the young Federal Republic of Germany, but also for their Overcoming. In fact, at the time of Helmut Schmidt summary Credo does not apply to today: "The state is vulnerable to blackmail".
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