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Michael Buback

Michael Buback (February 16, 1945) is a chemist and professor at Göttingen University. He is the son of Siegfried Buback, the former chief federal prosecutor of Germany who was assassinated by Red Army Fraction (RAF) terrorist group in the German Autumn 1977.

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Buback was born in Nobitz near Altenburg, Thuringia and due to his fathers legal career attended school in five different towns and cities before having his Abitur school exam in Karlsruhe. In 1963 he began to study chemistry at Karlsruhe University and finished with honors in 1967. In 1981 he got a professorship for applied physical chemistry at Göttingen University, where he was elected dean of the faculty from 1989 to 1991. Michael Buback has been a member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen since 2000.

He is married and has two children.

Michael Buback, his father and the former RAF

In April 2007, 30 years after the assassination, Siegfried Buback's violent death became subject of public discussion again when his son Michael was contacted by former RAF member Peter-Jürgen Boock. Boock shared details with Buback's son indicating that it was Stefan Wisniewski who had fired the gun at Siegfried Buback. [1] [2] [3]


  1. ^ "Baader-Meinhof gang member released", Times Online, 2007-02-12. Retrieved on 2007-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Wisniewski soll Buback-Mörder sein", Spiegel Online, 2007-04-21. Retrieved on 2007-04-22. 
  3. ^,1518,478928,00.html
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