Slain Holocaust survivor's son tells i24NEWS murder by known attacker unforeseen

Mirelle Kanol 85 a Holocaust survivor who was found murdered in her Paris apartment

Mirelle Kanol 85 a Holocaust survivor who was found murdered in her Paris apartment

"The barbarity of this murder sends us back to that of Sarah Halimi just one year ago", Francis Kalifat, president of the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities, said in a statement Monday.

Mireille Knoll was found dead in her flat in Paris on Friday after being stabbed to death and then set alight in the anti-Semitic attack.

Knoll's death, discovered the same day that a gunman claimed by the Islamic State killed four people including a police officer who exchanged himself for a hostage, has sparked widespread condemnation of religious hatred.

During the Holocaust, Knoll was living in Paris during the time of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, a Nazi-directed raid and mass arrest of Jews in Paris by the French police, code-named Opération Vent Printanier ("Operation Spring Breeze"), which took place in July 1942.

Yesterday Ms Knoll's granddaughter Noa Goldfarb posted a picture of them together and claimed that a "Muslim neighbour made a decision to take my grandmother's life".

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Sources in the Jewish community said Knoll had complained about threats from her Muslim neighbor, saying he had even threatened to burn her.

"Prudence? Obviously", he said.

In France, authorities have often formally hesitated to ascribe a clear motivation of "anti-Semitism" to any number of similar attacks on Jews in recent years.

Secretary of State for Parliamentary Relations Christophe Castaner, spokesman of the government, called on Tuesday upon all La République En Marche! - the party of President Emmanuel Macron - party members to join the march on Wednesday.

The two men have been jailed, the official said.

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The son of slain 85-year-old Jewish woman whose partly charred body was found in her home told i24NEWS on Monday that his mother had known the attacker for a number of years and never foresaw he would commit such a heinous act. Her apartment was set alight.

Mrs Halimi-Attal was beaten and thrown out of the window of her Paris apartment in what judges have described as an anti-Semitic attack. For months, French authorities refused to consider that case anti-Semitic.

Mr Le Drian said anti-Semitism 'would not be surprising, and only strengthens the notion that this battle is not over and we will need to keep fighting [anti-Semitism]'. "That is what an investigation must be used to do, to establish the circumstances of a crime and to qualify it precisely". She had been stabbed eleven times.

Knoll reportedly escaped a notorious Second World War roundup of Paris Jews, in which police herded some 13,000 people - including more than 4,000 children - into a stadium and shipped them to the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi Germany-occupied Poland.

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