Remembering Toulouse

19 Mar 2013 by CST

MM dinner

Today we remember Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his sons Aryeh and Gabriel Sandler, and Miriam Monsonego, victims of antisemitic terrorism at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, France, one year ago. We remember Bryan Bijaoui, who was seriously injured in the attack.

We also remember Sergeant Imad Ibn-Ziaten, Corporal Abel Chennouf and Private Mohamed Legouad, French soldiers murdered by the terrorist Mohammed Merah.

In the words of French President Francois Hollande, at a memorial service on Sunday:

The Jews of Toulouse died for the same reason as the Velodrome d’Hiver or Drancy, because they were Jews.

Our thoughts today are with the Jewish communities of Toulouse and all of France, and with our counterparts in the Service de Protection de la Communauté Juive (SPCJ).

The above photograph is of Miriam Monsonego, remembered at the 2013 CST Annual Dinner


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