Anniversary of the attack on the synagogue – commemoration in Halle – politics

The Jewish community in Halle an der Saale and the city of Halle will commemorate the right-wing extremist terrorist attack on the local synagogue on October 9, 2019 next Sunday. The city announced that the victims of the crime will be remembered in the courtyard of the synagogue, and the monument “nine-teen-nineteen” by the artist Lidia Edel will be presented in the presence of Saxony-Anhalt’s Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU). Church bells are also scheduled to ring across the city at 12:03 p.m., the time the attack began three years ago. On October 9, 2019, the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, right-wing terrorist Stephan B. attacked the synagogue in Halle, killing two passers-by. His attempt to break into the synagogue failed at the door. In December 2020, the Naumburg Higher Regional Court sentenced B. to life imprisonment with subsequent preventive detention. There is criticism that a marathon is also to take place in Halle on the anniversary.

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