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Knoll Mireille
Knoll Mireille
1932-2018
Marital status
Widowed
Name
Curt Knoll
Children
2
Name(s)
N/A

Knoll Mireille

Mireille Knoll: An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, Mireille Knoll's life was cruelly taken in her Paris apartment, marking a poignant reminder of the enduring scars of antisemitism.

Knoll Mireille (Age: 85). Killed in an antisemitic attack in Paris, France

Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, led a life marked by resilience and the ability to cherish every moment. Born on December 28, 1932, she survived the darkest chapters of human history, only to be brutally murdered in her Paris apartment on March 23, 2018. French authorities officially recognized this despicable act as an antisemitic hate crime, highlighting the disturbing rise of such sentiments in France. Mireille's tragic end was perpetrated by two assailants, Yacine Mihoub and Alex Carrimbacus, who betrayed decades of neighborly familiarity to commit this heinous act. The suspects stabbed Mireille eleven times before setting her and her apartment on fire, under the misguided belief that "She’s a Jew. She must have money."
The investigation into Mireille's murder was swift, reflecting a societal and governmental shift in acknowledging and addressing antisemitic violence. The Paris prosecutor’s office charged the murder as motivated by Mireille's Jewish faith, a decision influenced by past failures in similar cases. On November 9, 2021, Mihoub was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Carrimbacus received 15 years for theft with antisemitic motives. This sentencing marked a critical moment in France's legal and moral stance against antisemitism.
Mireille's funeral on March 28 drew thousands of mourners, a testament to her impact and the collective grief over her loss. Her life story, from surviving the Holocaust to falling victim to modern-day antisemitism, serves as a poignant reminder of the persistence of hatred but also of the enduring strength of community and memory. As France grapples with this dark aspect of its social fabric, Mireille Knoll's legacy continues to inspire calls for unity, tolerance, and justice.

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