Georg von Rauch

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Georg von Rauch
Born(1947-05-12)12 May 1947
Died4 December 1971(1971-12-04) (aged 24)
Cause of deathGunshot wounds
OrganizationMovement 2 June
von Rauch's grave

Georg von Rauch (12 May 1947 — 4 December 1971) was a member of the 1960s-70s German student movement.

He was part of the Movement 2 June[1] and a leader of the Tupamaros West-Berlin.[2]

In 1970 he was arrested for assaulting a journalist. He was convicted but succeeded in fleeing the courtroom after the verdict was announced.[2]

In December 1971, von Rauch and Bommi Baumann were pulled over by a West Berlin police officer. Von Rauch opened fire and was killed in the ensuing shootout.[3]

The squat Georg-von-Rauch-Haus was founded shortly after his death and named in his honor.

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  1. ^ Brown, Timothy Scott (2013-10-10). West Germany and the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962–1978. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-47034-7.
  2. ^ a b "Tupamaros West-Berlin | Mapping Militant Organizations". Retrieved 2023-09-01.
  3. ^ Rubin, Barry; Rubin, Judith Colp (2015-01-28). Chronologies of Modern Terrorism. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-47464-7.