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20th Day of Trial Short Report:“It Could Have Also Been Our Synagogue”

On 17 November 2020, on the 20th day of the Halle trial, Benjamin Steinitz, Managing Director of the Association of Antisemitism Research and Information Centers (RIAS), testified as an expert on the effects of the Halle attack on Jewish life in Germany. In addition, the expert Professor Leygraf completed his psychiatric report, in which he […]

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19th Day of Trial Short Report: Joint-Plaintiffs Claim Three Additional Attempted Murders

On 4 November 2020, the 19th day of the Halle trial, expert witness Karolin Schwarz and Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) official Sebastian E. testified regarding the public perception of the attack and the online distribution of the video of the crime as well as the files found on the accused’s laptop and data storage […]

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Nationalists set fire to apartment: Riots during Independence Day march in Warsaw

Several tens of thousands of people took part in the nationalist Independence Day march in Warsaw on 11.11.2020. Participants repeatedly attacked police officers and threw pyrotechnics at apartment buildings with rainbow flags or symbols of the women’s strike movement. One apartment was set on fire to the cheers of some participants. One participant shouted, for […]

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18th Day of Trial Short Report: Psychiatric Assessment Supports Holding the Accused Responsible

On 3 November 2020, the 18th day of the Halle trial, three experts and a survivor from the synagogue testified. The joint-plaintiff, once again, criticized the police’s handling of the attack. The attacker of Halle was angered by a psychiatrist who stated that he had a personality disorder and found him guilty. Once again, the […]

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17th Day of Trial Short Report: Once Again, Criticism of Investigating Authorities

On the 17th day of the trial, several law enforcement officials testified about the attacker’s time in prison. BKA officials (Bundeskriminialamt, German State Police) were also heard on the finance inquiries, the pre-crime phase and the evaluation of the music played by the attacker during the crime. The joint plaintiff’s attorneys again clearly criticized the […]

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16th Day of Trial Short Report: Unanswered questions about potential accomplices

On the 16th day of the trial, ballistics and forensic experts, a survivor of the attack and police officers who had arrested the alleged attacker were heard as witnesses. On October 13, 2020, the 16th day of the trial against the alleged attacker of Halle took place at the Magdeburg Regional Court. Experts for ballistics […]

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15th Day of Trial Short Report: “I had one life before October 9th and another one after it”

On September 23, 2020, on the 15th day of the Halle trial, a total of six witnesses testified. The primary focus was on the time period during which the accused tried to get a new car while fleeing. Several of the witnesses criticized the work of the police and the intrusiveness of the journalists. A […]

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13th day of trial Short report: “White Supremacy” kills

On September 16, 2020, on the 13th day of the Halle trial, two joint plaintiffs testified, who were in the synagogue in Halle on October 9, 2019. In addition, four police officers were heard as witnesses, who were shot by the accused in front of the kebab restaurant and then returned the fire. At the […]

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12th Day of Trial Short Report: “We Won’t Forget Kevin and Jana.”

On September 15, 2020, the 12th day of the Halle trial, four survivors of the antisemitic and racist attack of October 9, 2019, and the father of the shot and killed Kevin S. testified. Karsten L. outlined the life of his son Kevin S.: Since his birth, Kevin S. had been struggling with physical and […]

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11th Day of Trial Short Report: The Attack on the Kebab Restaurant

On September 9, 2020, during the 11th day of the trial against the accused of the Halle attack, the main topic was the attack on the kebab restaurant. Several witnesses who met the attacker in the kebab shop or in the surrounding area testified. In addition, a police inspector of the LKA was questioned, who […]