Those We Have Lost

Carolin Bohl, 22: German student wanted to make world better through art

Killed by Hamas terrorists on October 7 at Kibbutz Nir Oz while on holiday with her friend

German model and fashion student Carolin Bohl (Courtesy)
German model and fashion student Carolin Bohl (Courtesy)

Carolin “Caro” Bohl, 22, a German national from Berlin, was on vacation in Israel when she was murdered by Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7.

Bohl, a model and fashion student, was killed alongside her friend, British photographer Danny Darlington, who was also visiting the country.

Initially thought to have been missing, her sister Anja Pasquesi, wrote on Instagram two days after the initial attack with the tragic news: “Today we learned from Carolin’s friend on the ground in Kibbutz Nir Oz in Israel that she and her friend Danny were killed in a terrorist attack. We are broken and are working to cope with this unimaginable tragedy. We send our deepest thanks to those who made such an effort today to help find her and provide information and contacts.”

Bohl and Darlington were visiting Kibbutz Nir Oz when it was attacked by Hamas fighters in the early hours of October 7.

Darlington posted dozens of Instagram stories during his travels with Bohl in the country. Many of his snapshots and videos captured a calm and peaceful Nir Oz – and a happy and smiling Bohl – just days before it became the sight of horrors and atrocities following Hamas’s massacre.

Bohl grew up in Hann. Münden, in Lower Saxony. She was living in Berlin, working as a model, and studying sustainable fashion at university. Her family said Bohl was a creative person who wanted to make the world a better place through art.

Before she was killed she had sent her mom in Germany a text message: “Thank you for all you did for me, I love you.”

Her friend Eric Goetz wrote on Instagram that Carolin was “pure light, always and for everyone… The best and happiest soul I ever met. She always inspired to be happy, laugh and love.”

On what would have been her 23rd birthday, her friend Julien Stype wrote on Instagram: “I wish I could’ve celebrated your day with you in person. All of this seemed possible back then. I absolutely adore these film pictures of you, sitting at the window and enjoying the view of new york city. Today was a sunny day and wherever you might be, I hope you enjoyed your day to the fullest and may had a look down to us, just the way you did in these pictures – peaceful and full of joy.”

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