Rolf Bossi

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Rolf Bossi, 2008

Rolf Bossi (10 September 1923 – 22 December 2015) was a German criminal defense lawyer.[1] He was known for defending prominent actors such as Ingrid van Bergen and Romy Schneider, as well as criminals such as Jürgen Bartsch, Dieter Zlof, and Dieter Degowski. He defended four former East German border guards who were accused of having killed Chris Gueffroy, who was trying to escape over the Berlin wall.[2] He was considered to be one of Germany's best-known defense lawyers. He wrote an autobiography, appeared in talk shows and even had two film roles.[3]


  1. ^ "Jurist und Publizist: Star-Anwalt Rolf Bossi ist tot". Der Spiegel (in German). 22 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Four Ex-East German Guards Being Tried for Killing at Wall". Germany; Berlin Wall; Berlin (Germany). 1991-09-03. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Rolf Bossi (1923–2015)". Retrieved 2015-12-27.