Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 34Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: Photographer and member of the PSOE
Date of the attack: 27/10/1979
Place of the attack: Urretxu
Guilties: Jesús María Larzabal Bastarrica, Juan Carlos Arruti Azpitarte, Eugenio Barrutiabengoa Zabarte
Killed by: ETA
Germán González López had just parked his car in the main square of Urrechu and was about to close the boot, when he was shot at close range by two individuals. The two terrorists approached him from behind and one of them fired several shots. The victim was hit seven times and died practically instantly.
The victim had campaigned actively with the socialist party (PSOE) to encourage people to vote for the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, approved on 25 October 1979. Just 48 hours before his killing, he had been the party’s representative at a polling station.
A strike called by the UGT and CCOO trade unions in protest at Germán González’s killing was backed by 85% of workers in Vizcaya and 50% in Guipúzcoa.