Hanau as a caesura – What has the racist attack changed?

10.09.2022, 16:00

After 19 February 2020, mourning, compassion and horror set in. Nevertheless, the racist attack in Hanau, in which nine people – Ferhat Unvar, Hamza Kurtović, Said Nesar Hashemi, Vili-Viorel Păun, Mercedes Kierpacz, Kaloyan Velkov, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Sedat Gürbüz, Gökhan Gültekin – were murdered, does not affect everyone equally. For a part of society, it marks a caesura.

How afraid are those who thought at the time: “That could have been us”? And what about the often fragile trust of migrant communities in the authorities?


Saba-Nur Cheema, political scientist, anti-racism trainer

Özlem Gezer, Spiegel journalist, co-author of the “Hanau Protocols”.

Dr. Cihan Sinanoğlu, sociologist, head of the National Racism Monitor.

Moderation: Philine Sauvageot, Südwestrundfunk

The event takes place in the context of the exhibition Three Doors – Forensic Architecture/Forensis, Initiative 19. Februar Hanau, Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh and is part of the Forum kollektiver Wahrheitsfindung.

Pre-registration via email to post(at)fkv.de. The event is free of charge and takes place in German.