Said Etris Hashemi is a writer and the son of Afghan refugees. He was directly affected by the right-wing extremist terror attack in Hanau on 19 February 2020. He lost his younger brother and many childhood friends to the attack. He himself survived the racially motivated attack with several gunshot wounds. Since then, he has become an advocate for more justice in Germany, actively using his voice, and campaigning against racism and discrimination. Hashemi is the author of Der Tag, an dem ich sterben sollte: Wie der Terror in Hanau mein Leben für immer verändert hat [The day I was supposed to die: How the terror in Hanau changed my life forever] (2024). He lives and works in Hanau.


As of March 2024