1989 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Rolf Nafziger


01 September, 1988

Silke Bischoff (18) is taken hostage by bank robbers, Dieter Degowski (31, pictured) and Hans-Jürgen Rösner (31) during a two-day chase across Germany and the Netherlands.

With the police and the media on their heels, the criminals took bank employees and bus passengers hostage. The ordeal ended in a shoot-out. Bischoff was one of two hostages who did not survive.

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Rolf Nafziger

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