German-born Jewish rabbi Alter gestures during an interview in Berlin

 
German-born Jewish rabbi Alter gestures during an interview in Berlin
File picture shows German-born Jewish rabbi Daniel Alter during an interview with Reuters in Berlin January 15, 2007. A brutal daylight attack on the first rabbi to be ordained in Germany since the Holocaust has enraged the country's Jewish community and prompted a seminary to advise its students not to wear skull caps. Alter, 53, was beaten on a Berlin street in front of his young daughter after collecting her from a piano lesson on August 28, 2012, after a young man asked him "Are you a Jew?", Berlin police said. A group of four young men hit him in the face repeatedly, shouted religious insults and threatened to kill his daughter. The rabbi ended up in hospital needing treatment to his face. Picture taken January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File