Mevlüde Genç the North Ren Vestfalya (NRW) delegate from the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) was a victim of the Solingen arson attack of 1993 in which she lost five members of her family to a fire in her home, which was started by racists. Since then, despite her pain and suffering, Genç has gone on to advocate understanding and friendship between Turks and Germans and has been awarded for her efforts and a scholarship is offered in her name.
Gamze Kubaşık, the Green Party's NRW state delegate will also be voting in the upcoming presidential elections. Kubaşık's father Mehmet Kubaşık, was a victim of Nazi terrorism in 2006. Mehmet Kubaşık was one of the many Turkish merchants who were murdered by a Neo-Nazi terrorist organization, an incident that is sometimes referred to as the 'Döner Murders'. His daughter Gamze Kubaşık, who like Mevlüde Genç, has been advocating understanding and friendship ever since.
Meanwhile, the Left Party has named Democratic Laborers Foundation Federation Chairman Hüseyin Avgan as their delegate.