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Say their names: City of Frankfurt commemorates the victims of the Hanau attack 2020

08.02.2024 | 16:32 Clock | Citywhispers
Say their names: City of Frankfurt commemorates the victims of the Hanau attack 2020

Ferhat Unvar, Hamza Kurtović, Said Nesar Hashemi, Vili Viorel Păun, Mercedes Kierpacz, Kaloyan Velkov, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Sedat Gürbüz and Gökhan Gültekin. These are the names of the victims of the racist attack in Hanau on 19 February 2020. Around the fourth anniversary of the racially motivated murders, the city of Frankfurt is commemorating the victims with various events and actions.

The series begins at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm with a performance/installation by the group "Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen" entitled "The Kids Are Alright". It deals with family narratives, generational conflicts, political struggles and visions of the future in families with a history of migration. Dates from Saturday, February 17 to Monday, February 19, admission from 7 euros.

On Friday, 16 and Sunday, 18 February, there will be a supporting program entitled "The Kids Are Alright But They Have to Fight" with readings, storytelling and discussion. The patron is Mayor Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, who will open the supporting program on Friday, February 16, at 2 pm.

Admission is free, registration is not required. Weitere Informationen gibt es unter mousonturm.de/events/the-kids-are-alright-but-they-have-to-fight/.

On Sunday, February 18, City Councilor Hilime Arslaner and Mayor Eskandari-Grünberg will lay a wreath at the graffito under the Peace Bridge at 11 am. The commemoration will conclude on Monday, February 19, with an illumination at St. Paul's Church. The names of the victims and the slogan "say their names" will be projected onto the façade.

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