In October 2019, a heavily armed assassin attempted to storm the Halle synagogue, where at least 50 people were inside at the time. But the oak door withstood the attack. It was built by Thomas Thiele, a carpenter from Dessau. Here he tells for the about his life-saving work.
Read the full story (german only): https://www.zeit.de/zeit-magazin/2020/22/anschlag-in-halle-synagoge-tuer-tischler-eichenholz