Alfred Herrhausen

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Person.png Alfred Herrhausen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Alfred Herrhausen.jpg
Born30 January 1930
Essen, Germany
Died30 November 1989 (Age 59)
Cause of death
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee, The 1001 Club
Victim ofassassination
Multi Bilderberg, Chairman of Deutsche Bank. Promoted the cancellation of unpayable debt. Assassinated in 1989 "in a military operation of a complexity without precedent"

Employment.png Chairman of Deutsche Bank

In office
1985 - 30 November 1989
Succeeded byHilmar Kopper
Multi Bilderberg. Assassinated

Alfred Herrhausen was a Germany's most powerful banker[1] and member of the Bilderberg Steering committee. His personal security detail was on the level of the Federal Chancellor of Germany.[2] He was assassinated on his way to work "in a military operation of a complexity without precedent",[3] after pushing for third world debt cancellation from late 1987 on.[4][5]


Alfred Herrhausen was Chairman of Deutsche Bank.

Dept cancelation of "third world" countries

Alfred Herrhausen proposed and pushed for a large scale cancellation of African countries' debts and he was in a position to succeed in these "new ideas" which may have threatened the basic concept of dept enslavement or control of politics (open markets to foreign "investors") of these counties.[6][7] He positioned his bank beforehand in a way that if the proposal would come to pass, it would not suffer from financial difficulties as severely as the American counterparts.[8][9] He also wanted to prepare a development policy for eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, thus excluding, or rivaling US efforts in that area.


Herrhausen was a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.


On November 30th 1989, a sophisticated bomb killed Herrhausen on his way to work, just about half a mile from his home. The bomb had been hidden in a saddle bag on a bicycle next to the road that the assassins knew Herrhausen would be traveling in his three-car convoy. In the bag was a 15 lb bomb that was detonated when Herrhausen's car interrupted a beam of infrared light as it passed the bicycle. The beam of infrared light had been disguised as road works forcing a slow down of the armored car enabling a precision strike.[10] Some elements of the technical details are disputed.

For a long time, the German federal prosecutor office listed members of the German terror group Red Army Faction (RAF) as the only suspects, which the media blamed as soon as half an hour after the explosion.[11] However, almost 20 years after the killing prosecutors started to focus more on the involvement of the Stasi, the former East German secret police.


Red Army Faction

The official narrative laid blame on the third generation of the Red Army Faction for as long as possible, until 2004. Many did not believe the theory to begin with. EIR reports in 1992 about a documentary aired on a public-service television broadcaster:

The German ARD television aired a 45-minute, prime-time documentary on its "In Focus" pro­gram debunking the official police theory that Herrhausen, the Deutsche Bank chairman who was assassinated on Nov. 30, 1989, was the victim of a "third generation" Red Army Faction (RAF) hit squad.[12]


Full article: Stasi

At some point during the investigation the focus was directed at the East German Staatssicherheit.[13][14][15]


Full article: Central Intelligence Agency

Given the sophistication of the bomb and the threat he posed to US interests, the American CIA is a likely, even the most likely perpetrator.[16][17]



Related Quotation

Josef AckermannMaybrit Illner: Mr. Ackermann, you are also head of the International Banking Federation. Couldn't you just have made such a demand to all your colleagues who came out of this crisis really clean?

Josef Ackermann: I think the same would have happened to me as it did to Mr Herrhausen. [...]”
Josef Ackermann
Maybrit Illner
13 May 2010


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US
Bilderberg/197927 April 197929 April 1979Austria
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
27th Bilderberg, 95 guests, Austria
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror
Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
The 29th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/198214 May 198216 May 1982Norway
The 30th Bilderberg, held in Norway.
Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/198411 May 198413 May 1984Sweden
The 32nd Bilderberg, held in Sweden
Bilderberg/198510 May 198512 May 1985New York
Arrowwood of Westchester
Rye Brook
The 33rd Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/198724 April 198726 April 1987Italy
35th Bilderberg, in Italy, 106 participants
Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
The 36th meeting, 114 participants
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  10. Notably, Austrian politician Jörg Haider, who was in opposition to the same banking estblishment also had a very suspect "accident" in his car; no witnesses.
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  17. see also Paul Barrils statement that: "The CIA and Green Berets have the world’s most advanced boobytraps"