Hanns Martin Schleyer

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Person.png Hanns Martin Schleyer  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(business leader)
Hanns Martin Schleyer.jpg
Born1 May 1915
Died18 October 1977 (Age 62)
Cause of death
SpouseWaltrude Schleyer
Victim of • kidnapping
• assassination

Employment.png Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie/President

In office
January 1977 - 18 October 1977
kidnapped and murdered in office by the Red Army Faction

Hanns Martin Schleyer was a German president of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie who was kidnapped and assassinated by the Red Army Faction.

Kidnapping and assassination

On 5 September 1977, an RAF "commando unit" attacked the chauffeured car carrying Hanns Martin Schleyer, then president of the German employers' association, in Cologne,


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