- Title: City of Halle remembers victims of the synongue shooting
- Date: 11th October 2019
- Summary: HALLE, GERMANY (OCTOBER 11, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FLOWERS AND CANDLES AT WALL OF SYNAGOGUE CANDLE MAX PRIVOROZKI, HEAD OF HALLE'S JEWISH COMMUNITY, TALKING TO PRESS (SOUNDBITE) (German) MAX PRIVOROZKI, HEAD OF HALLE'S JEWISH COMMUNITY, SAYING: "I was afraid that people would be too afraid to come here to the synagogue. I hope that is not the case. But as far as my personal feelings are concerned - every day I feel a bit more different. On the first day I was very nervous, and very tired at the end of the day. Yesterday I realized that I was at death's door. Today it is a bit different. And I don't know how I will feel in a week." PRIVOROZKI TALKING TO PRESS CORDONED-OFF AREA IN FRONT OF KEBAB SHOP, BLOOD STAINS ON GROUND VARIOUS OF BLOOD STAINS AT SITE OF SHOOTING FLOWERS AND FOOTBALL REGALIA AT DOOR TO KEBAB SHOP (VICTIM WAS FAN OF HALLE FOOTBALL CLUB) MORE FOOTBALL REGALIA AT DOOR TO KEBAB SHOP PAN FROM KEBAB SHOP TO FLOWERS CHURCH AT MARKET SQUARE MEMORIAL FLAGS AT HALF MAST VARIOUS OF CANDLES AND FLOWERS AT MEMORIAL ON SQUARE IN DOWNTOWN OF HALLE PICTURE (PIXELLATED) OF VICTIM (MAN WITH HAT) PICTURE (PIXELLATED) OF FEMALE VICTIM FLOWERS AND CANDLES AND SIGN, READING (German) "NO SPACE FOR ANTISEMITISM" (SOUNDBITE) (German) PASSER-BY [NAME NOT GIVEN], SAYING: "I'm a bit sad that Mrs Merkel did not go to the people who were really involved. That is sad." CANDLES AND SIGN, READING (German) "OUR LOVE IS STRONGER THAN YOUR HATED" PICTURE (PIXELLATED) OF A MALE VICTIM PEOPLE LOOKING AT MEMORIAL FOOTBALL FANS OF HALLE FC NEAR KEBAB SHOP FOOTBALL REGALIA AT MAST IN FRONT OF KEBAB SHOP STICKER OF HFC VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT MEMORIAL WITH FLOWERS AND CANDLES IN FRONT OF KEBAB SHOP MAN LOOKING AT MEMORIAL, CRYING MEMORIAL PEOPLE LOOKING AT MEMORIAL WITH FLOWERS AND CANDLES VARIOUS OF CLUB HOUSE OF HFC PITCH WITH WRITING (German) "YOUR CLUB, YOUR HOME"
- Embargoed: 25th October 2019 12:43
- Keywords: Halle shooting memorial synagoge Jews victims Stephan B.
- Location: HALLE, GERMANY
- City: HALLE, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0NJJGN
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- Story Text: Two days after the shooting in Halle that left two people dead, the city of Halle still in shock on Friday. Memorials overflowing with flowers and candles are not only near the synagogue or the kebab shop but the biggest square in Halle as well. Flags were at half mast.
The man accused of the shooting confessed to the crime and to a far-right, anti-Semitic motivation, prosecutors said on Friday.
Prosecutors described how Stephan B., who published a racist and anti-Semitic manifesto and live-streamed the shooting on Wednesday, had shot two bystanders after failing to enter the synagogue.
Only his poor aim and the unreliability of his home-made firearms saved nine other people he fired upon during his half-hour rampage, federal prosecutors said at their headquarters in the city of Karlsruhe.
The first victim, a passer-by who shouted at him as he tried to shoot his way into the synagogue as the congregation inside celebrated the Jewish religious festival of Yom Kippur, was a woman of 40, they said.
Minutes later, he attacked a nearby kebab restaurant, injuring one person who fell to the floor as other staff and customers ran away.
As the man shot in the kebab shop was said to be a fan of the Halle football club, fans gathered already yesterday at the site of the shooting to commemorate their fellow football enthusiast. The four professional sports clubs of Halle showed their solidarity with a joint fund-raising campaign. Fans of basketball, football, ice-hockey and handball have been asked to attend a commemoration ceremony on Friday evening at the local ice hockey stadium. Five Euros of every ticket for Friday's ice-hockey match will be donated to a special donation account.
(Production: Leon Malherbe, Hannibal Hanschke, Ute Swart)
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