Irmgard Möller (born 13 May 1947) is a former member of the German terrorist group the Red Army Faction (RAF). Her father was a high school teacher, and before joining the RAF, she was a student of German studies.
Imprisonment and suicide attempt
According to prison reports, she attempted suicide by stabbing herself four times in the chest on the morning of 18 October 1977. Of the imprisoned RAF leaders, only Möller survived what is (according to the government) supposed to have been the result of a 'suicide pact' by the group. The other Red Army members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe died by gunshot or hanging. With the unsuccessful flight 181 action there were not many chances left for liberation. During the height of the German Autumn the nature of these 'suicides' was believed (and still is) by many to be suspicious given their location in a maximum security prison; Möller herself has always declared that she never attempted suicide and that there was no pre-arranged 'suicide pact' between the prisoners. She claims that the prisoners were assassinated (extrajudicial killing) in response to the militants' demands that the prisoners be released (see German Autumn).
Möller was released from prison on 1 December 1994. Today she lives in anonymity.