20 years ago, Benjamin Hermansen was murdered by neo-Nazis in Oslo

Benjamin Hermansen statuePhoto: Tore Meek / NTB

On Tuesday, it will be 20 years since neo-Nazis killed 15-year-old Benjamin Hermansen at Holmlia in Oslo.

“Twenty years ago, we promised never to forget. We have kept that promise, and we will continue to keep it. 

“The murder of Benjamin should never have happened, and it is our common responsibility to make sure that it does not happen again,” Beatriz Jaquotot at Benjamin’s Memorial Fund noted.

The Memorial Fund and the local community in Holmlia will mark the day on Tuesday with a minute of silence. 

They encourage the whole of Norway to participate in the celebration.

The town hall bells in Oslo and the church bells on Holmlia will also mark the day by playing the Beatles’ “Yesterday.”

January 26, 2001

The 15-year-old was killed on the evening of January 26, 2001, while standing outside a store with his friend.

A car drove into the parking lot with three neo-Nazis. Two of them chased the boys and got hold of the 15-year-old. He was stabbed in the back, chest, and arm. The murder was racially motivated. 

More than 40,000 Norwegians marched in torchlight processions to express disgust at racism in the aftermath of the murder.

Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "20 years ago, Benjamin Hermansen was murdered by neo-Nazis in Oslo"

  1. Benjamin is my Norwegian HERO! I will never forget that day! I wanted to sue the killers myself!

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