- Title: Berlin commemorates victims of the 2016 Christmas market truck attack
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: CLOSE UP OF CANDLE WITH PICTURE AND MESSAGE READING: "IN THE MEMORY OF DORIT KREBS" PEOPLE STANDING AT MEMORIAL AT DAY TIME (SOUNDBITE) (German) MOTHER OF DORIT KREBS, SIGRID RHEINSBERG, SAYING: "It was our daughter and she is still here. Not a single day goes by without me thinking about her. For me there is no Christmas anymore, in this sense. It has been three years. Today I tried to find a bit of joy but I didn't manage. You can't just forget." FEET WALKING OVER MEMORIAL
- Embargoed: 2nd January 2020 19:22
- Keywords: Berlin Chritsmas Market attack truck attack
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA003BAN4FUV
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- Story Text: Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller laid a candle on Thursday (December 19) to commemorate the victims of the 2016 Christmas market's truck attack which killed 12 people and injured many others at Breitscheidplatz square in Berlin.
The Christmas market turned all its lights out during the ceremony and the bells of adjacent Church of Remembrance (Gedaechtniskirche) rang 12 times in memory of the 12 victims of the attack.
Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist links, hijacked a truck on Dec. 19, 2016, killed the driver and then ploughed it into a crowded market place.
Sigrid Rheinsberg lit up a candle to remember her daughter Dorit, who died in the attack.
"She is still here. Not a single day goes by without me thinking about her. For me there is no Christmas anymore," she said, standing before the memorial.
The memorial shows the names of the victims carved on the steps of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church near the scene of the attack. A long crack filled with metal and gold alloy runs through the steps and the Christmas market.
(Production: Stephan Schepers and Elena Gyldenkerne)
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