Lutheran Church Burnt Down in Hannover

Country: Germany

Date of incident: July 29, 2013

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

In the night from July 29 to 30, the Lutheran church and parish house Willehadikirche in Hannover was set on fire and burned down completely despite the efforts of 150 firemen. The police concluded the following day that it was a case of deliberate arson. Neighbours reported that they saw a group of youth trying to set the church on fire but thought that they had not succeeded.

One neighbor said: „If they set a church on fire, the will set family homes on fire next.“
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