Racist Terror Attack in Hanau;
The Police Operation

On 19 February 2020, nine people were murdered in a racist terror attack in Hanau, Germany, After the attack, the perpetrator went to his house, where he killed his mother, and himself. Police knew the perpetrator’s address early on but did not storm the house for almost five hours. Forensic Architecture and Forensis were asked by the victims’ families and the Initiative 19. Februar to examine how the operation unfolded.

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Principal Investigator Eyal Weizman
Researchers-in-charge Dimitra Andritsou, Robert Trafford
Research Ashkan Cheheltan, Julian Brack, Georgia Skartadou, Christoffer Horlitz, Emily Dische-Becker
Video Production Cynthia-ël Hasbani

Collaborators Forensis, Initiative 19. Februar, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Anderson Acoustics, HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Exhibited at: Three Doors – Forensic Architecture/Forensis, Initiative 19. Februar Hanau, Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jallo Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany 03.06.2022 - 11.09.2022