In Berlin, family, friends and colleagues have said goodbye to the killed doctor Fritz von Weizsäcker. At a memorial service several hundred people proved the son of the former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker the last honor.
Among the mourners was also the mother of the killed, Marianne von Weizsäcker. Also the FDP chairman Christian Lindner participated in the memorial service.
The chief physician of the Berlin Schlosspark Clinic had been stabbed during a lecture on the evening of 19 November. A listener had launched a knife at the 59-year-old. Any help came too late for the renowned physician.
After the memorial service, the 59-year-old was to be buried at the Waldfriedhof am Hüttenweg. There, too, Richard von Weizsäcker has his final resting place. He died in 2015. Fritz von Weizsäcker was the youngest of four children of the family. His brother Andreas died in 2008.
According to prosecutors, the attacker is said to be mentally ill and "delusional" an antipathy to the family have developed. The 57-year-old was admitted to psychiatry. Against him is still determined.