Vaad of Ukraine deeply mourns the victims of the terrorist attack at the synagogue of the German city of Halle

October 12, 2019    
Kyiv, Ukraine

Свечи в городе Дессау в память погибших в результате теракта в Галле

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Attn.: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Ukraine

Mrs. Anka Feldhusen

 

The Vaad of Ukraine deeply mourns the victims of the terrorist attack at the synagogue of the German city of Halle in the land of Saxony-Anhalt. The vile attack took place on Yom Kippur, the most holy day for Jews around the world, when even not very observant members of the congregation gather in synagogues for prayer.

The manifesto, published shortly before the attack, leaves no doubt about the terrorist's anti-Semitic and xenophobic motives. The extreme cynicism of the extremist is evidenced by the live broadcast of the attack he conducted on the Internet.

We should pay tribute to the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, who expressed deep condolences to the relatives of the victims of the tragedy and in solidarity with the German Jews had visited the synagogue in Berlin.

We also hope that EU leaders will listen to the opinion of the coordinator of the European Commission to Combat Anti-Semitism Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein, who called for adequate protection for Jewish institutions in all EU Member States.

We are convinced that the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany will take all measures to ensure the security of the Jewish community of the country, a significant part of which comes from Ukraine.

Co-Presidents of Vaad Ukraine,

Andrey Adamovsky

Josef Zissels