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Paris terror attack: Remembering the victims
02:10 - Source: CNN
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Portraits are emerging of some of the at least 129 people killed and 352 people wounded last week in deadly attacks at six sites in the French capital.

Paris attacks: What we know so far

Here’s a country-by-country look at the victims whose names or nationalities have been confirmed to CNN:


Kheireddine Sahbi

Kheireddine Sahbi was a trained violinist who studied at Paris-Sorbonne University, the university president said in a statement. The 29-year-old Algerian national was called a “great master of music” in a Facebook post from an Algerian music group, which said he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues.


Milko Jozic and Elif Dogan 

Milko Jozic and Elif Dogan were killed in the attacks, and had only been in Paris for a short time before they were murdered Saturday. Milko worked as an engineer and his wife Elif held dual Turkish and Belgian nationality. Her remains have been repatriated to Turkey and her family.


Three citizens of Chile were among the dead, according to the Chilean Foreign Ministry. All were at the Bataclan concert hall.

Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle

One of them was Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle, 33, who was married, had lived in Paris for eight years and was a musician, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Paris-based rock band Captain Americano listed Zschoche as its singer and guitarist. A picture posted on the band’s Facebook page showed him on stage during a concert in a captain’s uniform, playing guitar and singing into a microphone.

The page was filled with tributes to him.

“Definitely unique and irreplaceable,” wrote one.

Also killed were Chileans Patricia San Martin Nunez, 61, and her daughter, Elsa Veronique Delplace, 35. They were niece and grandniece, respectively, of the Chilean ambassador to Mexico, Ricardo Nunez, the Foreign Ministry said.

Elsa Delplace

Delplace worked at management consultancy group Manegere, which praised “her love of life, her love for others, that permanent smile she wore on her face.”

On Tuesday, Delplace celebrated a milestone – being hired at the firm permanently after a two-month trial.

Patricia San Martin

Delplace had at least one child, a son whom she brought to work in October to show him around, the company said.

“Manegere did not only lose a colleague in the Bataclan on this fateful Friday night,” the company said, “but each employee, associate, and partner of the firm has lost a sister, a daughter, a long-time friend, an exceptional colleague.”

Her mother, San Martin, was a staff member for the mayor of Sevran, a commune in the suburbs of Paris.


An Egyptian national, Salah Emad al-Jabali, 28 years old, was killed, the Egyptian Consulate in Paris confirmed to CNN.

Lamia Mondegeur, 30, a dual Egyptian-French national, died in the attacks, according to Egypt’s state-run Ahram Online. She was killed at a restaurant on Rue de Charonne in the 11th district, a source close to her family told independent publication Enterprise. Mondeguer studied cinema and worked as a communications manager at Studio Noma talent agency.


Valentin Ribet

A Parisian lawyer who studied in London was one of the first victims to be named: Valentin Ribet, 26, was at the Bataclan concert hall, according to the firm where he worked, Hogan Lovells.

The London School of Economics said Ribet graduated in 2014. He worked in the litigation team at Hogan Lovells, specializing in white-collar crime.

“He was a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office,” Hogan Lovells said in a statement.

Lola Salines

Lola Salines, who worked with La Boucherie de Paris, a roller derby team, died in the attacks, according to her father, Georges Salines. He wrote earlier on Twitter that Salines was at the Bataclan.

Eric Thome

Eric Thome was killed at the Bataclan, his work partner Laurent Duvoux and other friends said on social media. Thome was art director of the graphic design company We Are Ted and also a photographer.

Mathieu Hoche

France 24 reported Sunday that one of its employees was killed in the attack at the concert hall. It said Mathieu Hoche, 37, was the father of a young child and a lover of rock music who had worked for the news network since 2006.

Amine Ibnolmobarak

A newlywed architect was also among those slain. Amine Ibnolmobarak was an architect and teacher at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais architecture school, the Union Nationale des Etudiants en Architecture et Paysage said on its Facebook page.

Ibnolmobarak “was the quintessential young Muslim intellectual” who was “concerned with spreading the peaceful values of his religion,” according to Jean Attali, a former professor.

Akram Benmbarek, Ibnolmobarak’s cousin, posted to Facebook that the architect’s wife also was shot three times and is in critical condition.

Music journalist Guillaume Decherf was also killed at the concert hall, according to his employer, French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles. On Twitter, the magazine posted a link to a review of the band’s latest album that Decherf wrote last month.

At least three staffers with Universal Music, the band’s label, were among the dead at the Bataclan.

Thomas Ayad

One of them was Thomas Ayad, an international product manager for Mercury Records, Universal Music Group Chairman Lucian Grainge told staff in an email Billboard magazine obtained.

Grainge called it an “unspeakably appalling tragedy.”

Marie Mosser

Marie Mosser was another Universal employee. Her Twitter profile said she worked in digital marketing and communication.

Manu Perez

Manu Perez, a third Universal Music employee, died in the Bataclan attack with his girlfriend, Précilia Jessy Correia. He worked for the Group as a Marketing Project Manager, according to his LinkedIn page and the president of the company, Pascal Negro.

Negro posted a message on the company’s Facebook page, saying the “Universal Music family is in mourning.”

“Thomas, Marie, Manu. Our thoughts are with their families and friends. RIP.”

Rock group the Rolling Stones, which are signed to Universal, tweeted their condolences.

“Remembering Thomas, Marie and Manu at Universal, and all victims of the Paris massacre,” the post said.

Aurelie De Peretti

The sister of 33-year-old Aurelie De Peretti told The New York Times that she died at the Bataclan. She was fond of music and culture and had loved to draw ever since she was a child, Delphine De Peretti said.

Her father, Jean-Marie De Peretti, told CNN affiliate BFMTV he is devastated.

“I don’t feel any particular hatred,” he said. “I’m resigned. I’m resigned because, since the announcement of this tragic news … losing her … at the age of 33, it hurts. It hurts a lot.”

Cedric Mauduit, a council official in Calvados, a region in Normandy, was attending the concert with five friends when he was killed, according to the chairman of Calvados, Leonce Jean Dupont.

Calling Mauduit “one of our best employees,” he said, “our sadness is immense.”

Elodie Breuil

Another victim at the concert was Elodie Breuil, 23, her brother told Time magazine. Breuil was a design student at Ecole de Conde and marched with her mother in the rally that followed the Charlie Hebdo attack in January, her brother, Alexis Breuil, said.

Also killed at the Bataclan was Pierre Innocenti, according to Arash Derambarsh, a city councilor in Courbevoie.

Pierre Innocenti

Claire Camax, 34, died in the Paris attacks, her husband told local newspaper le Courrier des Yvelines. Camax worked as a graphic designer and had two children. She was with friends at the Bataclan when the attacks happened and her friends say she was lost in the melee.

Gregory Fosse

Grégory Fosse died at the Bataclan after being shot, the mayor of Gambais, France, announced after meeting with the family. Fosse, 28, grew up in Gambais. He worked as a music programmer at D17 in France.

Pierre-Antoine Henry was a professional engineer who worked in communications in the Paris area, his father told local media. Henry, 36, was a 2002 alumni of ESIEE, the school said on its Facebook page. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. He died at the Bataclan.

Noted geographer Matthieu Giroud was killed in the Paris attack, his employer, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée said on Facebook. Matthieu Giroud was associate professor at the university and a noted critical geographer specializing in urban social change, according to a tribute by The Association of American Geographers. Giroud was 33 years old and a French national. He leaves behind a 3-year-old son and a wife, Aurélie, who is expecting their second child.

Nicolas Classeau, a father of three boys, died in the Bataclan attacks, his employer confirmed. Classeau was a French national. The Instituts Universitaires de Technologie (translated as University Institutes of Technology) held a memorial for Classeau. He worked there as a director

Fanny Minot died in the Paris attacks, her employer confirmed. Minot worked as a TV editor on the show “Le Supplement” and previously Le Petit Journal. Minot reportedly died at the Bataclan and was a big fan of music.

Married and a mother to a young son, Hélène Muyal, was killed, her family has confirmed on social media. Husband Antoine Leiris penned a tribute on Facebook that was shared more than 150,000 times. It addresses the attackers and tells them he will not be frightened and will not let their 17-month-old son grow up in fear of ISIS.

Ariane Theiller, 24, was an intern for French publisher Urban Comics, the company said on its Facebook page. Theiller had a degree in literature from Université de Strasbourg.

Djamila Houd

Djamila Houd, 41, was killed by gunfire in the Belle Equipe restaurant while attending a birthday party for one of the waitresses, her sister Claire told CNN. Houd died in the arms of her ex-husband, father to her child, and owner of the restaurant.

“If the people who did this attack were trying to destroy liberty, if they wanted to cut down true happiness, if they were trying to wipe away genuine smiles, they couldn’t have picked a better target than Djamila, because she was all of that.”

The Houd’s are of Algerian descent but are “100 percent French,” Claire said. Houd lived in Paris and worked at fashion design house, Isabael Marant.

“When she walked in a room, she lit it up,” Claire Tassadit Houd said. “She was beautiful, and she was timeless.”

Pierre-Yves Guyomard, 43, and his wife, Anne Guyomard, 29, died at the Bataclan, friends and family said on social media.

Pierre-Yves taught sound engineering at the ESRA film school and worked as a sound engineer for many bands, whose members paid their respects on social media.

The couple is from Ville de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the municipality said in a statement.

Romain Didier

Romain Didier, a 32-year-old former bar manager, was on the terrace of La Belle Equipe with his Egyptian-French girlfriend Lamia Mondegeur when they were both killed. An amateur rugby player, he lived in Sancerre, a town about two hours south of Paris. His rugby team, Crocodiles, posted a tribute to him Saturday on its Facebook page. He had played for the team since 2013 and wore the number 33.

“Romain Didier, it is hard to wake up today and emerge from this fog. It’s hard to say we will never see your smile or hear your laugh anymore. Your zest for life had no equal… RIP, Crocodiles Rugby.”

Justine Moulin

Justine Moulin was murdered at the restaurant “Le petit Cambodge.” The 23-year-old student had been studying for her Master’s at SKEMA Business School in Paris, the school said in a statement. She had been planning to study in the U.S. as part of a study abroad program in Raleigh, NC. Both her school in France and the American campus held memorials for her.

“She was a wonderful person. She was always smiling. She wanted to travel the world,” her friend Julie Melo told North Carolina’s News and Observer. “She was too young to die.”

Estelle Rouat also died in the Paris attacks. She taught English at the collège Gay Lussac de Colombes, the district said in a statement. The 25-year-old French citizen was a former student at Université Bordeaux Montaigne, the school said.

One of her English students posted a tribute saying, “I melted into tears in the arms of my mother (when I heard of her death). You are in our hearts Estelle.”

Alban Denuit

Artist Albab Denuit died in the Bataclan attack. The 32-year-old completed his PHd in Fine Arts at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne where he also taught in the school’s Department of Arts. He was originally from Marmande and was a talented artist whose work was displayed in galleries across France, including the Eponyme Galerie in Bordeaux.

Family friend Damien Babin posted his thoughts: “I know (Albab) can hear us, so I want to tell him that darkness will not take over this world because light always wins at the end.”

Mathias Dymarski

Mathias Dymarski, 22, was with his girlfriend, Marie Lausch, 23, at the Bataclan where they were both murdered. The couple had recently moved to Paris from Metz in eastern France; they were celebrating their fifth anniversary at the Bataclan on the night they died.

Dymarski was an engineer and talented BMX rider, and Lausche worked in international public relations at Coty, a beauty products manufacturer, according to her Facebook page.

The publication BMX TransWorld posted a tribute for Dymarski online. “He was not a professional rider in the textbook sense, but he was riding a lot, was super stylish, and he enjoyed every bit of it… (Mathias and Marie) exactly embodied what happiness was: Both had a solid group of friends, a passion, and a bright future. Friday they just wanted to go to a rock concert to celebrate life with their friends. They were just at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Marie Lausch

Lausch’s alma mater, the Avans School of International Studies (ASIS), said in a statement: “We will forever remember (Marie) as an eager, smart, positive and dedicated student. We would like to wish her family and friends lots of strength for the coming days, weeks and months.”

Christophe Lellouche

Christophe Lellouche was at the Bataclan to see a band he had long followed, Eagles of Death Metal. Lellouche’s cousin Charlene told local paper, La Provence, “When we got confirmation that(the attack) was at the Bataclan Friday night, we did not dare to call (his phone), in case the ringing of his phone attracted the terrorists.”

Lellouche was a passionate musician who co-wrote the original music for film “De Jung Forever.” Known as “Moké,” alias the “Mad Professor” by some friends, Lellouche was an only child who grew up in Normandy with his parents.

Quentin Mourier

Quentin Mourier, 29, was also at the Bataclan. An architecture graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, Mourier was also an active member of the Parisian urban farming collective, Vergers Urbains. The group said he was energetic, full of ideas, and contributed to a number of projects. “We will miss him,” Vergers Urbains said in a statement.


The German Foreign Office confirmed that one German national is among the victims. The office did not name the victim, but German newspaper Bild identified him as a 28-year-old architect with Renzo Piano, a well-known firm in Paris. A message on the architecture firm’s phone said the office was closed Monday because one of its associates was killed in the Paris attacks.


Valeria Solesin

Valeria Solesin was also killed at the Bataclan, according to Italy’s foreign minister. The 28-year-old Venice native was studying in Paris.

Italy’s ANSA news agency said Solesin was at the concert with her boyfriend, his sister and the sister’s boyfriend, who were rescued. They were at the entrance when the attackers stormed in, ANSA reported.

Solesin was pursuing a doctorate in demography at the Sorbonne, ANSA reported. She was interested in topics related to families and children, and sociological comparisons between France and Italy, the news agency said.


Michelli Gil Jaimez was one of two Mexican women killed in the attacks, according to Mexican authorities.

She hailed from Tuxpan, a city in the eastern state of Veracruz, according to a statement on the Veracruz state government website.

In the statement, Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte de Ochoa expressed support for her family and solidarity with the French people.

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that another Mexican woman was killed in the attacks, without providing a name.


At least two Portuguese citizens were among the dead.

Précilia Jessy Correia, 35, was born in France and had dual French-Portuguese nationality. She was killed at the Bataclan, according to Jose Cesario, Portuguese secretary of state for Portuguese communities abroad.

The state news agency Lusa reported that one of the victims killed outside the Stade de France was 63-year-old Manuel Colaco Dias. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho wrote to the family of the victim offering his condolences.


At least two Romanian citizens were among the victims.

Ciprian Calciu, 32, and Mariana Lăcrămioara Pop, 29, were killed on the terrace of La Belle Equipe, friends and family confirmed on social media.

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the death of two of its citizens.

The two had a child who lived in Paris, according to a Romanian media report.


Juan Alberto Gonzalez Garrido

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said a Spanish citizen, Juan Alberto Gonzalez Garrido, was killed in the Paris attacks.

El Mundo newspaper reported Gonzalez was a 29-year-old engineer from Granada who had been living in Paris for two years. He and his wife, also an engineer, got married last summer. Both were inside the Bataclan concert hall. His wife escaped, the paper reported, but he did not.

Gonzalez was an expert in nuclear energy, El Mundo reported, and worked for the French electricity company EDF.


Sisters Halima Saadi, 36, and Hodda Saadi, 35, were killed. The women were Tunisian nationals, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN.

Their brother, Khaled Saadi, was in a Paris restaurant Friday with his two sisters, Hodda and Halima, along with eight friends.

Hodda lived in France. Halima was on a one-week visit from Dakar, Senegal, where she lived, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported.

“A car stopped,” Khaled Saadi told CNN. “Two people got out of it. And they started shooting everybody on the terrace.”

Khaled lay on the floor inside the restaurant. He survived.

And his sisters and the eight friends? “They all found death on that terrace.”

United Kingdom

Nick Alexander

The family of Nick Alexander, a British man from Colchester in Essex, confirmed his death in a statement The Guardian newspaper obtained. Alexander was working with Eagles of Death Metal, the California group playing at the Bataclan concert hall when the venue was attacked. Most of the fatalities occurred at the Bataclan.

“Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone’s best friend – generous, funny and fiercely loyal,” the statement said.

United States

Nohemi Gonzalez

CA: A student from Cal State University Long Beach was among those killed in Paris attacks

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 20, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13.  Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design, according to a statement from Cal State Long Beach sent to CNN.

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Friend: American victim had a 'buoyant' personality
02:16 - Source: CNN

A 23-year-old American design student at California State University, Long Beach, was also among the dead.

Nohemi Gonzalez was spending the semester at the Strate College of Design, said Jane Close Conoley, president of the California school.

Gonzalez’s mother, Beatriz, told CNN en Español that her daughter was outside one of the restaurants with friends when it was attacked. A friend was shot in the arm. Both were put in an ambulance, the mother said, but Nohemi died en route to the hospital.

It was Nohemi’s boyfriend in California who found out the news and told the family, Beatriz Gonzalez said. Nohemi lost her cell phone several weeks ago, so when the boyfriend heard about the attacks and failed to reach Nohemi on Facebook, he called one of the friends she had been out with. The friend said Nohemi didn’t make it.

Nohemi didn’t have money to buy a new cell phone, Beatriz Gonzalez said, so they hadn’t spoken to each other in weeks. She had just sent Nohemi money to buy a new phone, but her daughter hadn’t bought one yet, she said.

They last chatted to each other via Facebook on Wednesday.

“She was very secure and strong through all the issues that we went through in our life,” Gonzalez told CNN en Español. “She always focused on her school and (reaching) her goals.”

Gonzalez added, “She wanted to graduate, to be a professional, to have a family.”

Michael LaForte, one of her former lecturers at Long Beach, called Gonzalez “a shining star.”

Gonzalez and three fellow students finished second this year in a global contest to find solutions to food sustainability issues. Her team designed the Polli Snak, a biodegradable snack pack also containing soil and seeds to be cultivated after the snack is eaten.


Sven Alejandro Silva Perugini died at the Bataclan.

Sven Alejandro Silva Perugini, a Venezuelan national, died at the Bataclan, his mother Giovanina Perugini confirmed on Facebook. “Remember his smile, his jokes, his optimism, his charisma,” She writes. The family thanked the Venezuelan Consulate in Paris for helping to identify their son.

Nationality unknown

Romain Dunay, a singer and musician, died in the Bataclan attack, according to a tweet from a friend.

Open Mic, a Paris band, dedicated a performance to Dunay and the other victims, according to the band’s Facebook page.

Lassana Diarra, a midfielder on the French national soccer team, said his cousin, Asta Diakite, died in the attacks, though he did not say where she was killed. France was playing Germany in an international soccer match at the Stade de France when three suicide bombers detonated outside the stadium on Friday. One passerby was killed, in addition to the bombers.

Chloe Boissinot

Chloe Boissinot was killed at the Cambodian restaurant that was attacked, her mother wrote on Facebook.

“My love,” a message read. “My honey, my baby…Take you in my arms and hold you one last time.”

Chloe’s sister Jenny learned of her death while backpacking in New Zealand, according to the New Zealand Herald, which interviewed Jenny’s boyfriend.

Speaking of his girlfriend and how she was handling news of her sister’s killing, he told the Herald, “She’s not good at all. Really not good at all.”

Suzon Garrigues

Suzon Garrigues, another victim at the Bataclan, studied literature at Paris-Sorbonne University, the university president said in a statement.

Sorbonne President Barthelemy Jobert described her in the statement as “the most generous, the most altruistic, the funniest of friends, and also an unconditional and faithful admirer of Zola.”

“Damn, I can’t stop shaking,” one of her friends tweeted on Friday night.

Marion Lieffrig-Petard

Another Sorbonne student, Marion Lieffrig-Petard, was killed along with her sister.

She was studying music and recently returned to Paris after spending a year studying in Barcelona, the Sorbonne statement said.

She was a musician and loved traveling to learn about music from around the Mediterranean, the school said.

Caroline Prenat

Lieffrig-Petard died along with her sister Anna Pétard-Lieffrig, a former student at the l’école Sup de Pub, school of Communication, according to a post on the school’s Facebook page.

Caroline Prenat, a former student at the Ecole de Conde in Nice, in the south of France, died at the Bataclan.

Yannick Minvielle

Yannick Minvielle and Fabrice Dubois were creative directors of Publicis. The company confirmed their deaths. Minvielle also taught at l’école Sup de Pub à Bordeaux.

Anna Pétard-Lieffrig, a former student at à l’école Sup de Pub, also died in the attack. The school held a moment of silence on Monday for her, Minvielle and Marie Mosser, also a former student.

Nathalie Jardin

Nathalie Jardin was killed at the Bataclan, where she worked as a lighting technician. Jardin is being remembered on social media by multiple musicians and industry colleagues.

Gilles Leclerc

Gilles Leclerc was with his girlfriend, Marianne, at the Bataclan when he was killed, his aunt Dany Leclerc said on Facebook. Gilles’ last post on Instagram showed the couple inside the Bataclan waiting for Eagles of Death Metal to take the stage. His girlfriend reportedly survived.

Thomas Duperron

Thomas Duperron died at the Bataclan, his family has confirmed on social media. His parents thanked everyone who tried to help find Duperron immediately after the attack. His last facebook post said he was feeling hyper at the Bataclan.

Marion Jouanneau

Marion Jouanneau died after being shot at the Bataclan, her cousin Anatole Vaillant posted on social media. Jouanneau’s boyfriend tweeted that she was shot and he was unable to find her after the attack.

Another Bataclan victim was Quentin Boulenger. The management school he graduated from, Audencia, tweeted that he was a graduate and passed away.

Germain Ferey was confirmed as a victim by the Paris Burlesque Festival, where he helped produce videos. “He was humble, full of humor, generous, strong, and efficient,” the festival said.

Guillaume Le Dramp died in the Paris attacks, his friend Patrick Tomas told CNN. Tomas learned of his death after calling the morgue. Le Dramp, a 33-year-old waiter, hoped to become an elementary school teacher, according to The New York Times. Le Dramp was attending a friend’s birthday party on a terrace at La Belle Équipe bistro where he was killed, the Times reported.

Complete coverage of terror in Paris

CNN’s Jaqueline Hurtado, AnneClaire Stapleton, Jareen Imam, Justin Lear, Lucy Pawle, Kerry Chan-Laddaran, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley, Elise Labott, Pamela Brown, Stephanie Halasz, Ralph Ellis and Pat St. Claire contributed to this report.