Updated 10/30/2022 10:59 AM

  • Mevlüde Genç ist tot.
  • She lost her two daughters, two granddaughters and a niece in the arson attack carried out by right-wing extremists in Solingen.
  • Genk was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Mouloud Jentsch, who lost five members of her family in a far-right arson attack in Solingen nearly 30 years ago, has died. The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) website reported Sunday that Jensch has died at the age of 79. According to information from the German-Turkish magazine “Merhaba” in Berlin, Genç will be transferred to her hometown in Amasya, Turkey, after a funeral ceremony on Tuesday in Solingen and buried there.

50-year-old Mevlut Jenc lost two daughters, two granddaughters and a niece in an arson attack on her home in Solingen by right-wing extremists on May 29, 1993. Four of the perpetrators were sentenced to lengthy prison terms in 1995.

In 1996 she was awarded the Federal Medal of Merit with the ribbon for her efforts to promote reconciliation after the attack. The government of North Rhine-Westphalia also donated the Genk Born Medal in 2018. This is given to individuals or groups who work for understanding and tolerance. (afp/sca)

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