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Copenhagen, February 18th, 2015 – ECI has paid tribute to Dan Uzan, the slain Jewish guard who was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Jewish cemetery in Copenhagen. ECI director Tomas Sandell attended the funeral alongside mourning friends from the Jewish community, Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
Dan Uzan was gunned down on Saturday night whilst guarding the main synagogue in Copenhagen where a Bar Mitzvah party was taking place. On Wednesday, he was honoured for having prevented a major massacre by stopping the gunman before being killed himself.
The deadly shooting took place just a little more than a month after 17 people were killed in Paris in a terror attack that bore many similarities with the attack in Copenhagen. After having first targeted journalists and intellectuals who had allegedly dishonoured the Muslim prophet Muhammed, the terrorist went in search of a Jewish target and found it in the main synagogue in central Copenhagen.