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Jürgen Ponto

Jürgen Ponto

German banker and chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors
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Intro German banker and chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors
A.K.A. Понто, Юрген
Countries Germany
Occupations Bank manager Economist Lawyer
Gender male
Birth 17 December 1923 (Bad Nauheim)
Death 30 July 1977 (Frankfurt am Main)
Star sign Sagittarius
Family
Father: Robert Ponto
Spouse: Ignes Ponto
Children: Corinna Ponto
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Biography

Jürgen Ponto (17 December 1923 Bad Nauheim, People's State of Hesse - 30 July 1977 Frankfurt am Main) was a German banker and chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors. Previously, he had worked as a lawyer. He was assassinated by members of the Red Army Faction in events leading up to the German Autumn. Actor Erich Ponto was his uncle.

Death

On Saturday 30 July 1977, Ponto and his wife Ignes were at their Oberursel villa packing for a vacation in Rio de Janeiro, but were also expecting a visit from Susanne Albrecht, the daughter of a good friend of the Pontos. She arrived at around 17:10 with two strangers, later identified as Brigitte Mohnhaupt and Christian Klar. Albrecht gave Ignes a bouquet of red roses, and all the guests were invited into the living room, where Ignes left them alone with Ponto.

From the living room, raised voices were heard and then gunshots. It is thought that Albrecht and her accomplices attempted to kidnap Ponto, and after he resisted they shot him. He was shot five times and later died of his serious wounds. The three killers fled the villa, and escaped with their getaway driver Peter-Jürgen Boock. The killers took responsibility for the murder in the name of Roter Morgen (Red Morning).

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References
http://doi.org/10.1080%2F14616740802567782
http://isni.org/isni/0000000026231078
http://www.dresdnerbank.com/Dresdner-Bank/Facts-Figures/history/_downloads/juergen-ponto-biographie.pdf
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,915254,00.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=gXflC2Ipo_QC&pg=PA318
https://d-nb.info/gnd/118595717
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86836225
https://libris.kb.se/auth/369399
https://viaf.org/viaf/15562034
https://www.idref.fr/079829899
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q61561
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