Deutscher Herbst

On September 5th 1977 left-wing insurgent group, the red army fraction kidnapped industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer. The abduction kicked off “the German Autumn” – six weeks of hostage-taking, murder and intrigue.
It ended on 18 October, with the death of the leading figures of the first generation of the RAF in their prison cells, and the death of Schleyer.