Synagogue shooting, Halle Germany

Statement from Holocaust Education Trust Ireland

“Holocaust Education Trust Ireland are shocked and saddened by the horrific attack on a Synagogue in Halle, Germany, on the holy day of Yom Kippur. Our thoughts are with the two murdered and their families. We wish the injured a speedy and complete recovery.

It appears that the attack was perpetrated by a single person with an antisemitic and far-right background. This highlights the continuing and rising dangers of these ideologies for all of us and the need to combat these developments together. We strongly condemn this despicable act.”

Heino Schönfeld, Director of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland