“Dear Susanna, I’m very sorry”
For Die Zeit
In June 2018 I was assigned with documenting the aftermath of the murder and alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by an asylum seeker in Wiesbaden, Germany. Together with the editors at Die Zeit and an amazing team of journalists in the field we made a conscious decision to keep a visual distance from the case and to refrain from photographing the young peers of the victim and the murderer. I spend last weekend revisiting the crime scene and other places connected to the crime trying to provide a calm and gentle view on the aftermath in a time of heated discussions about immigration and the hideous instrumentalisation of events like this by far-right organizations.