Irmgard Möller

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Irmgard Maria Elisabeth Möller (born May 13, 1947 in Bielefeld ) is a former terrorist of the Red Army Faction (RAF). Möller was the only survivor of the so-called night of death in Stammheim on October 18, 1977, in which leading members of the first generation of the RAF committed suicide in the Stuttgart penal institution. Möller survived seriously injured. For her involvement in two bomb attacks and triple murders, she was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1979 and was imprisoned from 1972 until her release in 1994.


Möller is the daughter of a senior teacher . She studied German and joined the student movement in Munich in 1968 . She lived in a shared apartment with the later RAF terrorists Rolf Heissler and Brigitte Mohnhaupt . Her partner was Fritz Teufel , one of the first prominent left-wing revolutionaries of the student movement. She was initially involved in the anarchist prisoner solidarity group Black Aid . In 1971 she became a member of the Red Army faction. She is said to have coordinated and organized the group's actions in the Stuttgart area. On July 8, 1972, she and Klaus Jünschke were arrested by the police in Offenbach am Main on a tip from an RAF informant . In 1976 she was u. a. Sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment for membership in the RAF. After Ulrike Meinhof's death in 1976, she was transferred to the Stuttgart-Stammheim prison and merged with other prisoners from the RAF.

As the only RAF member in Stammheim, she survived the "night of death in Stammheim". On October 18, 1977, Andreas Baader , Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe were found dead in the high security wing of the Stuttgart prison after their suicides, Irmgard Möller was flown to the Tübingen surgical clinic with four knife wounds in the heart region and operated on. She denies the collective suicide and speaks of state-ordered murders .

On May 31, 1979, she was sentenced to life imprisonment for two bomb attacks and shooting at police officers during her arrest, including three murders . After the verdict, she was moved to Lübeck and for years had daily contact with the RAF member Hanna Krabbe, who was also imprisoned there . In the aftermath of these events, a solidarity committee for Möller was formed from various women's groups. Möller served 23 years in prison. As the longest imprisoned woman in Germany at the time, she was released from the Lübeck correctional facility on December 1, 1994 .


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Individual evidence

  1. Stefan Aust and Helmar Büchel: The last act of the rebellion. In: Der Spiegel of September 10, 2007, accessed on August 13, 2015
  2. Richard Herzinger : Sunflowers and Dylan at Fritz Teufel's funeral service. In: of July 15, 2010, accessed on August 13, 2015
  3. When an Offenbach kiosk brought the RAF into trouble. ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) In: Rhein-Main Extratipp from July 8, 2012, accessed on August 13, 2015
  4. Cornelie Sonntag : Judgment against anarchists , Die Zeit , March 19, 1976
  5. Manfred Ertel , Bruno Schrep : Irmgard Möller: I don't want to live any other way . In: Der Spiegel . No. 21 , 1992 ( online ).
  6. Bruno Schrep: The legend survived . In: Der Spiegel . No. 17 , 1997 ( online ).
  7. Interview with Irmgard Möller ( Memento of May 29, 2007 in the Internet Archive ), Die Rote Hilfe Zeitung 4/1997, website of the Rote Hilfe , August 30, 2006
  8. ^ Monica Jacobs: Civil Rights and Women's Rights in the Federal Republic of Germany Today ; in: New German Critique 13 (Special Feminist Issue); Pp. 164–174, here p. 171 f.
  9. Prison: The Terrorist's Galley , Der Spiegel , October 24, 1994