Stories of the Stolen

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About mission


The names and stories of the men and women from around the world who lost their lives in acts of violent extremism are collected here as a record of their extraordinary lives. Stories of the Stolen is an online memorial open to submissions.

Experience and learn about the legacies of students, journalists, and others, who fell victim. You may find some familiar stories and some that are closer to you than expected. You may find common ground in age or hobbies. Explore how our history and our lives are intertwined, as you discover the stories of the stolen.

The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.
― Marcu Tullius Cicero