Flowers and placards are displayed outside Mireille Knoll’s apartment in Paris in March. Knoll’s death has taken on national importance. Family members, friends and France’s president honored the memory of the 85-year-old woman who escaped the Nazis 76 years ago but was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment, apparently targeted because she was Jewish.

Flowers and placards are displayed outside Mireille Knoll’s apartment in Paris in March. Knoll’s death has taken on national importance. Family members, friends and France’s president honored the memory of the 85-year-old woman who escaped the Nazis 76 years ago but was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment, apparently targeted because she was Jewish.