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Senate commemorates terror victims and announces support

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17.12.2018, Berlin: A woman stands in front of the memorial for the victims of the attack on 19 December 2016 at the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz.

Berlin will continue to work to combat terrorist violence and support victims.

This was emphasised by the Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey, Senator of the Interior Iris Spranger (both SPD) and Senator of Justice Lena Kreck (Linke) on the occasion of the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism on Saturday in Berlin. Not only the victims are remembered, but also "those who have to bear the consequences of their mental or physical wounds and all those who had to mourn the loss of dear and close people", Giffey explained.

Senate remembers attacks at Breitscheidplatz and in Hanau

The Senate commemorated the Islamist attack on the Christmas market at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz in December 2016, in which 13 people were killed and around 70 injured. Likewise, the Senate commemorated the attack in Hanau, where 9 people were murdered for racist motives on 19 February 2020. These and other acts of terrorism would remain unforgotten, it said. Interior Senator Spranger explained: The day of remembrance "admonishes us as representatives of the state to do everything in our power to protect people."

European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism on March 11

March 11 follows the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. It was established after the Madrid bombings of March 11, 2004, which killed almost 200 people.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 11 March 2023
Last updated: 11 March 2023

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