The assassination of Kurt Eisner (1867-1919), on his way to the State Parliament, led directly to another assassination in the Bavarian State Parliament. The butcher and revolutionary workers' councillor Alois Lindner (1887-post 1943) vengefully stormed into the constituent session of the State Parliament and fired several shots at Home Secretary Erhard Auer (1874-1945), whom he considered the mastermind of the attack on Eisner. Auer barely survived. The military adviser Major Paul von Jahreiß (1878-1919) died when he stood in Lindner's way. BVP representative Heinrich Osel (1863-1919) was fatally wounded by an accomplice. In the general confusion, Lindner and his accomplices escaped. Their attack broke up the session of the State Parliament and plunged the city into chaos. Some deputies and ministers fled Munich, while council representatives seized power in Munich.
Erhard Auer was immediately treated by a doctor present and then taken to the clinic of surgeon Ferdinand Sauerbruch (1875-1951), where he was operated. He only recovered from the severe injuries after further operations and several instances of medical treatment. During first aid, a bullet fragment was removed. Together with the shell casing which was also found, it was later handed over to the public prosecutor's office.
They started the investigation a few days after the assassination attempts,. Among other things, the police records department examined the plenary hall of the State Parliament and recorded the traces secured. The photo shown here was used for the manhunt on Lindner. He was arrested in Austria and, in December 1919, sentenced to several years in prison. After his release, Lindner left Germany for the Soviet Union.