Jewish Museum – A remembrance ceremony will be held on Sunday the 24th of May
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
A remembrance ceremony for the four victims of the Jewish Museum shooting on the 24th of May 2014 will be held on Sunday, exactly a year later, the Museum has said. The Museum will be closed on Sunday for this very reason, it says on its Internet site.
On the 24th of May 2014, an armed man went into the Jewish Museum, in the rue des Minimes in Brussels, and coldly gunned down four people. Emanuel and Miriam Riva, who were Israeli tourists and a married couple, and Dominique Sabrier, a French volunteer, all died at the scene. Alexandre Strens, who was working at the welcome desk, died from his injuries around 10 days later.
In their memory, the Belgian Committee for Coordination between Jewish Organisations (CCOJB) is inviting residents to a ceremony in front of the Museum at 3pm on Sunday. “The Museum will be closed in their memory”, the Brussels cultural institution announced on its website.