Irmgard Möller

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Irmgard Möller
Born (1947-05-13) 13 May 1947 (age 67)
Bielefeld, West Germany
Organization Red Army Faction

Irmgard Möller (also spelled Irmgard Moeller) (born 13 May 1947, Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former German militant and was a member of the Red Army Faction (RAF). Her father was a high school teacher[1] and before joining the RAF, she was a student of German studies.

RAF activity[edit]

Imprisonment and suicide attempt[edit]

According to prison reports, she attempted suicide by stabbing herself in the chest on the morning of 18 October 1977. Of the imprisoned RAF leaders, only Möller survived what is widely assumed (following extensive inquiries) to have been the result of a suicide pact by the group. The other Red Army members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe died by gunshot or hanging. With the successful Mogadishu raid there was no more chance to escape jail. During the height of the German Autumn the nature of these suicides was believed by supporters and sympathizers to be suspicious given their location in a maximum security prison; Möller herself has always maintained that she did not attempt suicide and that there was no pre-arranged suicide pact between the prisoners.[2] She claims that the prisoners were murdered in response to the militants' demands that the prisoners be released (see German Autumn). [3]

Möller was released from prison in 1995. Today she lives in anonymity.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurzbiografie: Irmgard Möller - Infos zur Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF)
  2. ^ "Death Night". baader-meinhof.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ Der Spiegel interview with Moller on 18 May 1992 from germanguerilla.com