A “scandal and a shame.” For example, the German newspaper BILD mentions the news about the funeral of the famous neo-Nazi Henry Hafenmayer in a cemetery in Berlin.
The fact that Hafenmayer gets a goodbye is not surprising in itself. Because “everyone has the right to a final resting place”, the evangelical church also defends funeral on its premises.
But the urn of Hafenmayer was put to the tomb of Jewish music scientist Max Friedlaender (1852—1934), write German newspapers including the Tagesspiegel and Berliner Zeitung.
A “shameless provocation of the neo-Nazis,” BILD qualifies the incident. During the service, a black cloth was draped over Max Friedlaenders grave. Before that was an image of Holocaust denier Hafenmayer.
There were about fifty people present, including right-wing extremists and people of the Reichsbürger movement.
A church spokesman says that the right to a final resting place is guiding . “Despite this, the choice of Max Friedlaenders former grave was a mistake. Were investigating that now.” It will be checked whether neo-Nazi Hafenmayer gets another resting place.