Siegfried Buback
Siegfried Buback was the Attorney General of Germany
Attorney General of Germany
The Attorney General of Germany is the federal prosecutor of Germany, representing the federal government at the Bundesgerichtshof, the federal court of justice. The office of the Attorney General is located in Karlsruhe. Besides its role in appellate cases, the Attorney General has primary...

 from 1974-1977.

Buback studied at the University of Leipzig
University of Leipzig
The University of Leipzig , located in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the oldest universities in the world and the second-oldest university in Germany...

. From 1940 to 1945 he was a member of the Nazi Party. From 1945 to 1947 he was a POW. He decidedly opposed the Red Army Faction
Red Army Faction
The radicalized were, like many in the New Left, influenced by:* Sociological developments, pressure within the educational system in and outside Europe and the U.S...

 (RAF) during his term and became the first victim in a series of events leading up to 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...

", along with his driver, Wolfgang Göbel, and a judicial officer, Georg Wurster. He was shot by members of RAF while travelling from his home in Neureut to the Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe
The City of Karlsruhe is a city in the southwest of Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border.Karlsruhe was founded in 1715 as Karlsruhe Palace, when Germany was a series of principalities and city states...

; while Buback's Mercedes was stopped at a traffic light a motorcycle pulled alongside and the passenger on the rear of the motorcycle opened fire with an automatic weapon at the vehicle. Even though four RAF members (Christian Klar
Christian Klar
Christian Klar was a leading member of the second generation Red Army Faction between the 1970s and 80s...

, Knut Folkerts, Günter Sonnenberg and Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is a German militant associated with the second generation of the Red Army Faction members. She was also part of the Socialist Patients' Collective...

) were formally charged and prosecuted in connection with the Buback murder, important details of their involvement have not been solved. German authorities have so far been unable to find out who was driving the motorcycle and who was firing the weapon at Buback.

In April 2007, 30 years after his assassination, Buback's violent death became again the subject of public discussion when his son, Michael Buback
Michael Buback
Michael Buback is a chemist and professor at Göttingen University. He is the son of Siegfried Buback, the former chief federal prosecutor of Germany who was assassinated by Red Army Fraction militant group in the German Autumn 1977....

, 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.
Verena Becker
Verena Becker
Verena Becker was a West German member of the Movement 2 June and later the Red Army Faction. She was under the control of West German intelligence since 1972 at least.-Terrorist career:...

, another former RAF member, has also claimed Wisniewski was the killer.

As in 2010 was published, he was previously personally in Vienna in context of a law enforcement in the OPEC-raid 1975 by Carlos the Jackal
Carlos the Jackal
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez , better known as Carlos the Jackal, is a Venezuelan pro-Palestinian currently serving a life sentence in France for shooting to death two French secret agents and a Lebanese informer in 1975....

 case in Vienna, but in Vienna there were rumors that Muammar al-Gaddafi might have been implicated, because of petroleum prices and because the Interior Minister of Austria personally brought Ramírez Sánchez alias Carlos the Jackal to the airport. What through Gotthard Lerch becomes a new point of view on the Lucona
Lucona was an old ship sunk in the Indian Ocean in 1977 by a bomb planted by Austrian businessman Udo Proksch, as part of an insurance fraud. Proksch, the owner of the cargo, also then owner of famous Viennese confectioners Demel, claimed US$20 million from his insurance company, saying that the...

case. Also in 2010 was published that newly re-constructed Stasi files demonstrate a link between Ramírez Sánchez alias Carlos the Jackal and the KGB, via the East-German secret police.
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