A Jewish student seriously injured in an attack outside the Hamburg synagogue

A Jewish student has been seriously injured in an attack on the Hamburg synagogue starring a man dressed in a paramilitary way and that he could be immediately detained by the police officers guarding the religious temple. Both of them, attacker and victim are 29 years oldreported the police of the Hanseatic city. The student “is seriously injured but his life is not in danger,” said the police spokesman. He added that the attack took place this Sunday around 4:00 p.m., when a man “in military clothing” and “in the vicinity of the synagogue” struck with a ‘blunt object’, apparently a shovel, his victim in the head. The attack occurred when a religious service was beginning in the synagogue. As soon as the events occurred, “many visitors to the synagogue” were taken to safety, police said.

The attack took place a few days before the anniversary of the attack on the synagogue in Halle starring a neo-Nazi activist in which two people were killed. On October 9, 2019, Stephan Balliet went armed to the teeth to the Jewish temple in the East German city with the intention of assaulting and killing as many people as possible. The robustness of the temple door, which withstood the shots and the firing of explosives by the attacker, prevented a massacre among the 52 people who were inside at that time and who were celebrating Yom Kippur, the most important Jewish holiday . Seeing his attack thwarted, Stephan Balliet shot and killed a woman who happened to be passing by the place and who reprimanded him for the noise he was making, before starting a getaway in his car that lasted for more than an hour and a half and in which he also shot and killed a customer in a Turkish fast food restaurant. The two dead were German citizens and casual victims of the attack.

Balliet broadcast his attack and murderous career live for more than half an hour with a video camera through social networks. “My name is Anon and I believe that the Holocaust never took place,” said the neo-Nazi at the beginning of the broadcast. The 28-year-old neo-Nazi activist has been indicted since July 21 by the Naumburg High Court for double murder and 68 assassination attempts, as well as Holocaust denial, neo-Nazi agitation and serious injuries, among other charges.