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As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany, an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in Halle, killing two people.

10.10.2019

As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany, an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in Halle, killing two people.

As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany, an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in Halle, killing two people.

The news heightened fears of more anti-Semitic violence in a nation still scarred by the Holocaust and witnessing the rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

"It's very scary," said Samuel Tsarfati, a 27-year-old stage director, as he left a Berlin synagogue with fellow French national Samuel Laufer.

The pair, who live and work in the German capital, had spent the holiest day in the Jewish calendar secluded in prayer and switched off their mobile phones for 25 hours of fasting.

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