Simone Veil, the woman credited with legalizing abortion in France, will be buried next to some of the greatest literary figures, scientists and philosophers in the world this summer. Veil, an abortion advocate and Holocaust survivor, died on June 30 at age 89. For her work advocating for the deaths of unborn babies, Veil’s body […]
There's a rare unanimity about this week's front pages, the editors agreeing that the honours should go to the recently deceased Simone Veil, survivor of Bergen-Belsen, French government minister, president of the European Parliamen...
How richly the great feminist deserves her place in the country’s pantheon Few figures since Charles de Gaulle have enjoyed such respect and adoration in France. Simone Veil, who died last week, was of a rare breed who inspired admiration in generations of French people, regardless of their political leanings. Show More Summary
The commentators pay moving tribute to Simone Veil, the French Holocaust survivor and rights icon inducted into the Pantheon.
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.
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.
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...Show More Summary
French Holocaust survivor and rights icon Simone Veil, who died last week aged 89, will receive the rare honour of being inducted into the Pantheon, President Emmanuel Macron announced at her funeral Wednesday. Veil will become onlyShow More Summary
Simone Veil died last week as a revered figure, but she'll be forever linked to helping abortion become legal.
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 Pantheon houses the remains of many great French figures, including Voltaire, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola. Show More Summary
This morning's papers are unanimous in giving the front-page honours to Simone Veil, the holocaust survivor, feminist activist and European politician who died yesterday at the age of 89.
Simone Veil, the Auschwitz survivor who became a towering figure in French politics after pushing to legalise abortion in the face of fierce opposition, was hailed Friday as the best of France, following her death at 89. Veil, a women's...Show More Summary
The architect of France’s abortion law was one of her country’s most prominent public figures.
Simone Veil, an iconic French politician and Auschwitz survivor, passed away today in Paris at the age of 89. Veil was instrumental in the 1975 law that legalized abortion in her home country of France and was the first woman chosen to be president of European Parliament. Show More Summary
Simone Veil, who lost her parents and brother during the Holocaust and went on to become one of France's most popular politicians, per NPR, has died at 89. Veil survived Auschwitz as a teen and went on to study law and enter politics after the war. As health minister in...
Veil was widely revered across the political spectrum. "May her example inspire our countrymen, who will find in her the best of France," French President Emmanuel Macron said.
An Auschwitz survivor, Mrs. Veil was a vocal advocate for women’s rights who served as health minister and later as president of the European Parliament.
Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France's most prominent woman politicians, has died. She was 89. The office of her son Jean Veil said that Simone Veil died Friday and that plans for memorial ceremonies...
An array of leading French politicians took to Twitter on Friday to pay their respects to Simone Veil - who survived the Holocaust to become France's most prominent advocate of women's rights.