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Faeser condemns “disgusting” arson assault on synagogue

Traces of soot on the door of the Oldenburg synagogue after the attack Traces of soot on the door of the Oldenburg synagogue after the attack

Traces of soot on the door of the Oldenburg synagogue after the assault

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In Oldenburg, the native synagogue was barely broken by an arson assault – there have been no accidents. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser strongly condemned the assault and expressed solidarity with the group. State safety is now investigating.

BInterior Minister Nancy Faeser has strongly condemned the arson assault on a synagogue in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. The incident was a “disgusting” and “inhumane attack on Jews,” defined Faeser on the net service X on Friday. The SPD politician additionally declared her solidarity with the Jewish group in Oldenburg. “The perpetrator or perpetrators must be identified and held accountable,” demanded the SPD politician.

According to the police, an unknown individual threw an incendiary system on a door of the synagogue on Leo-Trepp-Strasse on Friday afternoon, triggering a large-scale police operation.

On Friday night, round 300 individuals gathered for a vigil in entrance of the synagogue to show their solidarity.

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At the rally within the night in entrance of the synagogue, a spokesman for the “Alliance against Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism Oldenburg” recalled that the Jewish cemetery had been the goal of anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi assaults quite a few instances, most just lately in 2015. In 2021, the memorial will probably be for the murdered Jews been smeared with anti-Semitic smears. The speaker introduced one other rally on Oldenburg's Julius-Mosen-Platz for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Firefighters had been capable of rapidly extinguish the hearth

The police in Oldenburg mentioned quite a few emergency companies initially searched in useless for suspects. The background remains to be unclear and investigations are underway “in all directions”. The hearth itself was rapidly extinguished. The hearth was rapidly extinguished in order that no additional injury was brought about to the constructing.

According to police, there was no occasion happening within the synagogue on the time of the crime. A door was broken by the flames. A attainable additional unfold of the hearth was subsequently prevented by an unspecified “quick intervention”; intervention by the hearth brigade was not vital.

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There had been no accidents or additional property injury. State safety is now investigating. According to Oldenburg police chief Andreas Sagehorn, the police elevated safety measures on the synagogue till the background was clarified. “The police will do everything they can to clarify the background to this cowardly act and to identify the perpetrator or perpetrators,” he mentioned.

Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Daniela Behrens (SPD) mentioned the crime “very affected” her. Arson assaults on synagogues are “absolutely reprehensible and unspeakable,” emphasised the SPD politician. “Jews in Lower Saxony should not have to be afraid or feel threatened.”

In the foreground is a bust of Rabbi Leo Trepp.  In the background: The damaged facade of the synagogue

In the foreground is a bust of Rabbi Leo Trepp. In the background: The broken facade of the synagogue

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The mayor of Oldenburg, Jürgen Krogmann (SPD), additionally reacted with dismay. “I condemn this act in the strongest possible terms,” he mentioned. “Attacks on synagogues are attacks on all of us. We will not accept that a Jewish institution in our city has become the target of an attempted attack.” Krogmann thanked the police for growing safety measures on the synagogue.

Police Chief Sagehorn additionally introduced that safety measures on the synagogue can be elevated instantly. The avenue in entrance of the synagogue commemorates the previous Rabbi Leo Trepp (1913-2010). He was a rabbi in Oldenburg from 1936 to 1938 and skilled the November pogroms of the National Socialists there in 1938.