The rape and strangulation of a 14-year-old German Jewish girl by an Iraqi asylum seeker left the Jewish community of Mainz in shock. Detectives found the body of Susanna Feldmann a few miles from her home on June 6.
Susanna’s death is the latest in a series of violent crimes against women in Germany, including the October 2016 rape and murder of 19-year-old Maria Ladenburger by an Afghan asylum seeker and the December 2017 stabbing murder of 15-year-old Mia Valentin by her ex-boyfriend, an Afghan migrant.
Since German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany to mass migration in 2015, migrant sex crime in the country has skyrocketed. Sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse of children have increased by nearly 500 percent over the past four years, according to Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office.