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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020

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Zarie Sibony

Survivor

In September 2020, Zarie Sibony relived the terrifying hours she spent as the hostage of an Islamist terrorist in a Paris kosher supermarket more than five years earlier. In harrowing testimony at the trial in France of the defendants charged with the January 2015 terrorist attacks, Sibony spoke about her experience at the Hyper Cacher market in eastern Paris, where she worked as a cashier. “I was trying to ignore the moans, the bodies around us, the bodies I had to step over each time he told me to do something,” Sibony said of the terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, who murdered four people at the market. Now living in Israel, Sibony works as a childcare professional and says, “I’m doing better now.” (Photo: France 24 English / Screenshot)

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