A year after the Love Parade mass panic, with 21 deaths have raised survivors at a moving memorial service with about 7000 people serious charges against those responsible. "It was a tragedy that would surely have been avoided.
At such a place would never have "held a concert, said Nadia Zanacchi, the mother of a victim's death, in her speech at the ceremony on Sunday in Duisburg MSV Stadium.
With tears in her voice, described Ella Seifer, one of the more than 500 injured people, their feelings: ". It's so sad that 21 people felt because of errors in event planning can not, as worth living is the life of" The Love Parade tragedy is was the day that they have understood how quickly life can be over.
NRW Minister President Hannelore Kraft (SPD), expressed in their prayers the hope that the Love Parade in charge can admit mistakes: "We ask, have made the mistakes that they find the strength to admit it and ask for forgiveness for all. "The disaster had on the lives of so many people changed significantly - in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and beyond.
The heavily criticized Duisburg's Mayor Adolf Sauerland (CDU) was not present - the officers had not wanted to participate. He had refused to resign after the disaster, and about two weeks ago for the first time publicly apologized.