We are still in a state of shock of what happened in our home city at the Christmas Market, 12 dead and 48 injured, our heartfelt condolences to the all the victims.  The details are still sketchy as to who and why performed this act of violence.

Given its 20th century history,   Berlin became a city of tolerance, a place where everyone can come and be themselves, attracting people from all over world who wanted to experience the eccentric charm offered seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Berliners have prided themselves on their city’s openness.

While it has been confirmed the Christmas Market attack, was an act of terrorism there has been no solid evidence it was committed by refugees housed in the city. One man has been detained but there is growing doubt he is not the perpetrator.  Whoever committed this crime, we have our fingers crossed he will be brought to justice quickly.

The Spirit of Berlin will continue to move forward after this tragic event.