The suspected Islamist-motivated attack in Strasbourg, the Christmas season is reminiscent of the attack in Berlin in 2016. At that time, it met a Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz. Now the authorities have released new information relating to compensation payments: Until today, almost two years later, having received more than 170 relatives of death victims and injured a total of almost 3.8 million euros.

The sum of the three competent Authorities, the Federal office of justice with the hardship Fund, the Berlin state office for health and social Affairs (Lageso) and the traffic accident victims assistance called. The amount will increase in the future. In many cases, not only once, large sums were paid out for compensation, but a life-long payments of basic monthly pensions granted.

The total sum of the lump sum paid lump sums to victims and their relatives is 3.075.000 Euro (28.11.2018). The Federal Ministry of justice informed. The highest single sum of 350,000 euros for a very severely injured people. These so-called voluntary hardship payments, the Federal government will be paid to survivors of terrorist acts and extremist attacks. The Federal government had the amounts in the summer, retroactively tripled.

the Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz 2018

get the survivors, such as Widows, orphans and semi-monthly orphan and injured pensions. The amount depends on the extent of the injury and is according to the law, between 141 and 736 euros. Also, the costs for medical treatments and therapies have been adopted. 192 applications were received. The vast majority were approved.

In the attack on the 19. December 2016, had driven the Tunisian Anis Amri a Truck at the Christmas market on the breitscheidplatz, and in this case, twelve people were killed. 70 people were wounded, more traumatized. Amri was killed a few days after his subsequent escape from Berlin by the security forces in Milan.

The stop in Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt had opened on Tuesday evening in the vicinity of the Christmas market, the fire. Three people were killed and a fourth victim, according to the Prosecutor brain dead. Eleven other people were injured. Chekatt was made on Thursday in Strasbourg and killed.


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