German kebab shop targeted in terror attack saved after Jewish community fundraiser

Updated: Mar 31

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A kebab shop that was targeted in a far-right terrorist attack in 2019 has been saved from bankruptcy after Germany’s Jewish community intervened to keep it going during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kiez-Döner, located in the city of Halle, Saxony, was at risk of closure due to a drop in business caused by tough Covid restrictions. But after being given thousands of euros by Jewish donors it will be able to reopen its doors once again.

In 2019, Kiez-Döner made global headlines when two people were killed in a far-right terror attack on the city’s synagogue during Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

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