BERLIN — Allied officials and survivors paid tribute Saturday to the victims of a mortal neo-Nazi assault on Munich’s Oktoberfest 40 decades back since Germany’s president cautioned the far-right extremism remains a constant problem in the nation.
Over 200 people were injured.
Germany has witnessed numerous additional strikes inspired by anti-Semitism, hatred of foreigners, and neo-Nazi ideology in the last several decades, including streak far-right killings that authorities originally credited to migrant gangs.
Steinmeier said that the perpetrators were not”disturbed folks,” but instead a portion of”networks that we will need to research”
The first investigation of this Oktoberfest attack reasoned that Koehler acted independently out of personal frustration. However, in 2014, national prosecutors revisited the situation after a formerly unknown opinion surfaced.
In July, prosecutors stated the witness’ signs that there might have been co-conspirators had not been corroborated, but it was apparent Koehler was inspired by far-right extremism. Victims’ attorneys say there are still several unanswered questions regarding the assault.
Bavaria’s governor, Markus Soeder, apologized to the victims’ families for errors made during the first investigation.
Before this week, the German government announced that it was establishing a 1.2 million-euro ($1.4 million) fund to assist survivors of the assault.