So far, no evidence of an attack in Hanover

Im case of the damaged stained glass window in the synagogue of the Jewish community Hanover the investigations are ongoing. Police officers had searched the entire area, a spokeswoman for the Hanover police department told the Evangelical Press Service on Friday: “It was a very intensive search.” But so far no object has been found that caused the hole. There are also no traces of throwing or shelling.

It is still unclear whether it was actually a man-made event. A window can also be broken by a bird, a chestnut or a branch. “We are investigating in all directions,” said the spokeswoman. On the other hand, the police cannot rule out an anti-Semitic crime. Therefore, the state security took over the investigation.

Visitors to the service on the highest Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, were disturbed on Wednesday evening at around 7 p.m. by a loud banging on a window in the women’s gallery of the synagogue been startled. An object fell at about head height there, reported the chairman of the community and Jewish state chairman Michael Fürst to the epd.

A mosaic pane the size of an A4 sheet of paper was broken on the stained glass window. However, nobody was injured. The community suspected an anti-Semitic attack and immediately called the police. The incident is reminiscent of the attack on the synagogue in Halle three years ago, which was also committed on Yom Kippur. Numerous politicians and religious representatives assured the Jewish communities of their solidarity.

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