Oktoberfest assassination: It was a right-wing extremist perpetrators

The Munich Oktoberfest-murder an act of right-wing extremists“ – so ran the headline the F. A. Z. the end of September 1980 immediately after the attack, in whi

Oktoberfest assassination: It was a right-wing extremist perpetrators

The Munich Oktoberfest-murder an act of right-wing extremists“ – so ran the headline the F. A. Z. the end of September 1980 immediately after the attack, in which 13 people were killed and many seriously injured were. The assassin who was killed, had contacts with the right-wing terrorist "defense sport group Hoffmann," – but six of their members were soon released from custody. Now, forty years later, has made it clear to the attorney General after almost six years, resumed investigations in painstaking work: The assassin was apparently a right-wing extremist loner.

it's Bad enough. That new information on potential hitherto unknown member of the group have not been confirmed even after extensive other Evidence, does not change the already existing terrorist threat from the right. The was also seen at the time, even in the protection of the Constitution, stood in the shadow of the left terrorism.

This is different today – after the blood trail of the NSU murders, the murder of the Kassel government of President Lübcke and the attack on the synagogue hall. The office of the attorney General draws, of course, for many years, an increasing number of cases of extreme-right violence because of their special meaning in and of themselves. Not only the Karlsruhe-based activities: It will not look the other way. The System works.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 11:19

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