Historical St. Thomas Church vandalized in Leipzig, Germany

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In Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church (photo above) and in the neighbouring Thomashaus, 25 panes were destroyed during the night of New Year’s Eve. Among them were windows with historical stained glass. Nobody was injured, the police are investigating for damage to property. The motives for the crime are still unclear, as is the amount of damage. According to the priest Britta Taddiken, stones thrown into the church windows from the outside sometimes broke through two glass fronts one behind the other. According to Taddiken, the damaged stained glass windows above the west portal date from the 19th century, the Art Nouveau windows of the Thomashaus from the beginning of the 20th century. The composer Johann Sebastian Bach is buried in the famous Thomaskirche. 

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