Michael Buback
Michael Buback is a chemist and professor at Göttingen University. He is the son of Siegfried Buback
Siegfried Buback
Siegfried Buback was the Attorney General of Germany from 1974-1977.Buback studied at the University of Leipzig. From 1940 to 1945 he was a member of the Nazi Party. From 1945 to 1947 he was a POW...

, the former chief federal prosecutor of Germany
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 who was assassinated by Red Army Fraction (RAF) militant group in the German Autumn
German Autumn
The German Autumn was a set of events in late 1977, associated with the kidnapping and murder of industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer, President of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations and the Federation of German Industries , by the Red Army Faction , and the hijacking of the...



Buback was born in Nobitz
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, Thuringia
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 and due to his father's judicial career he attended school in five different towns and cities before having his Abitur
Abitur is a designation used in Germany, Finland and Estonia for final exams that pupils take at the end of their secondary education, usually after 12 or 13 years of schooling, see also for Germany Abitur after twelve years.The Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, often referred to as...

 school exam in Karlsruhe
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. In 1963 he began to study chemistry at Karlsruhe University and finished with honors in 1967. Five years later Buback was awarded a doctorate and another 6 years later he habilitated. In 1981 he got a professorship for applied physical chemistry at Göttingen University, where he was elected dean of the faculty from 1989 to 1991. In 1995 he accepted the position of a professorship for technical and macromolecular chemistry at Göttingen University. Michael Buback has been a member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen
Göttingen is a university town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Göttingen. The Leine river runs through the town. In 2006 the population was 129,686.-General information:...

 since 2000. In January 2008 he accepted the position of the vice president of the Polymer Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
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He is married and has two children.

Michael Buback, his father and the former RAF

In April 2007, 30 years after the assassination, Siegfried Buback's violent death became subject of public discussion again when his son Michael was contacted by former RAF member Peter-Jürgen Boock
Peter-Jürgen Boock
Peter-Jürgen Boock is a former member of the Red Army Faction.-Earlier life:After completing secondary school, Boock began training as a mechanic but soon quit. Claiming that his father was a staunch Nazi, Boock then left his parents’ home and travelled to the Netherlands...

. Boock shared details with Buback's son indicating that it was Stefan Wisniewski
Stefan Wisniewski
Stefan Wisniewski is a former member of the Red Army Faction .- Early life :Wisniewski was born in 1953 in Klosterreichenbach, a part of Baiersbronn, Baden-Württemberg, in the Black Forest...

 who had fired the gun at Siegfried Buback.

Michael Buback published the results of own investigations concerning the assassination of his father in the book Der zweite Tod meines Vaters in 2008. An extended issue will be released in October 2009.

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