Detlev Rohwedder

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Person.png Detlev Rohwedder  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, politician)
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Cause of death
Victim ofassassination
German politician, Bilderberg, assassinated.

Detlev Rohwedder was a German businessman and politician.


On Monday, April 1, 1991, at 23:30, Rohwedder was shot and killed through a window on the first floor of his house in the suburb of Düsseldorf-Niederkassel (Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 71) by the first of three rifle shots. The second shot wounded his wife Hergard; the third hit a bookcase.

The shots were fired from 63 m away from a rifle with 7.62×51mm calibre, a standard used by NATO. An inspection of the scene found three cartridge cases, a plastic chair, a towel, and a letter claiming responsibility from a Red Army Faction commando named Ulrich Wessel, a minor Red Army Faction figure who had died in 1975. The shooter has never been identified.

In 2001, a DNA analysis found that hair strands from the crime scene belonged to RAF member Wolfgang Grams. The Attorney General of Germany did not consider this evidence sufficient to name Grams as a suspect of the assassination.


Rohwedder was opposed to an unrestricted sell-off of GDR's public-owned factories, may have occasionally favoured a worker-owned solution.[citation needed] His successor, Birgit Breuel, was more in favour of a speedy sell-off to investors.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197927 April 197929 April 1979Austria
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