The barbaric murder of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old French Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust, has the French Jewish community reeling:
Her murder, one year after a similar crime against Sarah Halimi, a 66-year-old Jewish teacher and physician, by her Muslim neighbor caused shock and emotion within the Jewish community.
Two men have been arrested over the killing of Mireille Knoll. A man was placed Saturday in custody and a second man a few hours later, according to daily Le Figaro.
At the police, a family member of Mireille Knoll said she suspected a neighbor who used to come to see her and was in the apartment during the day. It is this man, born in 1989, who was placed Saturday in custody. “Apparently my mother knew him very well and considered him a son,” the victim’s son told Agence France Presse.