Mireille Knoll, who escaped the mass deportation of Jews from France during World War II, was stabbed 11 times and then burned when her flat was set on fire in an antisemitic attack at the weekend.
Around 30,000 people, including community leaders and politicians, marched through Paris yesterday in honour of 85-year-old Mireille and in silent protest to antisemitism. President Macron, who attended Mirielle's funeral, said “I am deeply affected by the appalling crime committed against Mrs. Knoll. I reaffirm my resolute determination to fight against anti-Semitism.”
The attack happened on the same street where a 65-year-old Jewish lady, Sarah Halimi, was beaten and thrown out of her apartment window in an Islamist antisemitic attack last year.
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