Holocaust survivor who died last week will receive rare honour of being buried in Paris mausoleum Simone Veil, the French Holocaust survivor and human rights champion, who died last week aged 89, will receive the rare honour of being inducted into the Panthéon, President Emmanuel Macron has announced.
She has become only the fifth woman to be buried in the Paris monument, which houses the remains of great national figures.
More than 120,000 people have signed two French petitions calling for Simone Veil, the women's rights icon who was hailed as "the best of France" upon her death on Friday, to be interred in the Pantheon. Located in Paris, the Panthe...
Dozens of French and foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the ceremony today for the Simone Veil, the women's rights icon and holocaust survivor who was hailed as "the best of France". Veil (89) died last Friday.
Simone Veil, the concentration camp survivor who persuaded the French parliament to legalise abortion, has died at the age of 89. President Emmanuel Macron declared that she represented the "best of France" and hundreds of other tri...
French Holocaust survivor and rights icon Simone Veil, who died last week at the age of 89, will be given the rare honour of a burial in the Pantheon, President Emmanuel Macron announced at her funeral Wednesday.