Commemoration: 30 years Halabtsche (Halabcha)

The focus is reminiscent of a sad chapter in the Iran-Iraq war, almost forgotten in the West: on 16 March 1988, the Iraqi poison gas attack on the small Kurdish village Halabtsche (Halabcha) claimed 2000 lives. Many survivors were treated in Europe, including Cologne. The role of German companies as producers and suppliers of deadly chemicals is still too little known.

“Visions of Iran” commemorates the tragedy 30 years ago with two moving and informative Iranian documentaries, a multimedia performance and a panel discussion.