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Fremd David
Fremd David
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Fremd David

David Fremd: David Fremd's life and tragic murder in Uruguay underscore the global challenge of antisemitism and religious extremism, reminding us of the need for unity and vigilance against hate.

Fremd David (Age: 55). Killed in an antisemitic attack in Paysandú, Uruguay

David Fremd, a respected Jewish businessman from Paysandu, Uruguay, tragically lost his life on March 8, 2016, in a violent attack that shocked the local community and beyond. Fremd, known for his dedication to reviving the Jewish community in his small town, was stabbed in the back 10 times by an assailant who reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack. This heinous act was not just a brutal murder but also a stark reminder of the global reach of jihadist ideology, even reaching remote corners of the world like Paysandu.
Fremd was an active member of Paysandu's Jewish community, remembered fondly for his efforts to bring back the vibrancy of Jewish life in the area. He was instrumental in the rededication of the synagogue and the revival of Friday night services, showing his deep commitment to his faith and community. Despite the challenges of a dwindling Jewish population, Fremd's optimism and hard work were a beacon of hope for many.
The attack on Fremd was immediately condemned by the Uruguayan government and the international Jewish community. The perpetrator, Carlos Peralta, a local Muslim convert, later claimed to have acted on "Allah's order," sparking fear and outrage among Jews and non-Jews alike. The incident prompted discussions about antisemitism and religious extremism in Uruguay, a country known for its peaceful coexistence among different faiths.
Fremd's funeral, attended by hundreds, including Uruguay's political leaders, was a testament to his impact on both the Jewish and broader Uruguayan community. His death not only left a void in the hearts of his loved ones but also raised important questions about tolerance, hatred, and the need for vigilance against antisemitism. David Fremd is survived by his wife, Susie, and their three sons, one of whom studies in Israel, leaving behind a legacy of community service and a call for a more inclusive and safe society for all.

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