Burial near the Berlin of a new Nazi in the tomb of a composer Jewish, Max Friedlander, provoked a stir in the capital
German And filed a complaint from the Anti-Semitic Commissioner. The urn containing the ashes of the neo-Nazis was buried on October 9 in the former tomb of the musician located in the Protestant cemetery.
Stanstorf, South of the German capital.
Despite the grave of the composer who died in 1934, Protestant religious officials in charge of the cemetery approved the burial, in the presence of several neo-Nazis, many of whom were already convicted by the court, according to media reports. German. During the funeral, a black veil covered the tomb, in front of which was placed a photograph of the deceased and several funeral rites, some decorated with iron crosses.
“The Problem of the Peace of the Dead”
Faced with this opposition, the bishop of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg, Christian Steplin, acknowledged that “burying a denier in the grave of Max Friedlander is a terrible mistake and a shocking event in the light of our history.” “We need to see immediately what we can do to change this situation,” he added. However, the local evangelical church initially approved the burial on the grounds that “everyone has the right to a final resting place.”
Samuel Salesborne, Berlin’s commissioner for anti-Semitism, announced that he would file a complaint for “disturbing the peace of the dead” and “desecrating the memory of the dead.” “The motive here is obvious: right-wing extremists have chosen to disrupt the peace of the dead by deliberately burying a denier in a Jewish cemetery,” he said.