German teacher killed in concert hall attack

The second German victim of Isis terror attacks in Paris has been identified as a 51-year-old teacher from Hannover who lived and worked in France.

German teacher killed in concert hall attack
The Bataclan theatre in Paris' 11th district. Photo: DPA

Bild reported that Fabian Stech, who was married to a French lawyer and had two children, was killed by gunfire in the Bataclan theatre, where the terrorists attacked a concert by Californian band Eagles of Death Metal.

“We are stunned and unbelievably sad,” his family said in a statement. “He was a fantastic person, full of fondness for art, always curious about others, full of love. We will miss him endlessly.”

Stech worked in Dijon at a small Catholic private school and was also France correspondent for German cultural magazine Kunstforum.

“We will miss his spirit and his eye”, his colleagues at the magazine wrote in a Facebook post.


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Wir trauern um unseren Autor und Frankreich-Korrespondenten Fabian Stech. Er wurde bei dem Anschlag im Pariser Musikclub…

Posted by KUNSTFORUM International on Monday, November 16, 2015

Stech had a degree in philosophy from the Free University in Berlin and had lived in France since 1994.

As well as teaching and journalism, his work encompassed translation and photography, and he had written books of his own.

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