Monday, 3 July 2017

Simone Veil

I have just received this appreciation, from an EU perspective, of the great fighter for civil and women's rights, Simone Veil. Her career is a reminder that it was not only the men who had seen the horrors of European war and dictatorships who campaigned for a European Union which would see an end to such.

During the Second World War, Simone Veil was arrested in the street in Nice, and her family was deported in 1944 to concentration camps because of their Jewish background. Simone Veil was liberated from Bobrek and returned to France in 1945, but neither of her parents nor a brother returned.

If  you have Adobe Flash enabled on your computer, you can view the Agora in Brussels named after her here.

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