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Body of deceased French politician Veil interred in the Panthéon

Body of deceased French politician Veil interred in the Panthéon

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The body of the former French politician and advocate for women’s rights Simone Veil is Wednesday interred in the Panthéon in Paris.

Last week died the Veil was commemorated with a military ceremony at the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris. Among the prominent guests were the president of france Emmanuel Macron and his predecessors, François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy. Among the speakers were two sons of the Veil.

In the Pantheon in the French capital in the past many famous French are buried, including writers Emile Zola, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas. Veil is only the fourth woman on the basis of its merits is laid to rest. Nobel prize winner Marie Curie in 1995 was the first.

Adding Simone Veil in Panthéon

The body of the former French politician and advocate for women’s rights Simone Veil is interred in the Panthéon in Paris.
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Veil was commemorated with a military ceremony at the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris.
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The sons of Veil, Pierre-Francois (left) and Jean, at the farewell ceremony.
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At the farewell were many personalities present.
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Also a former politician Bernadette Chirac, wife of French former president Jacques Chirac, was present.
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n the Pantheon in the French capital in the past many famous French are buried. Veil is only the fourth woman on the basis of its merits is laid to rest.
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Concentration camps

Veil was except a politician and advocate for women’s rights is also one of the few French jews deportation to Auschwitz survived. They did that by being a jewish woman of sixteen and seventeen years to claim that she was eighteen.

On her arm was 78651 tattooed, its number in the nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. It was a mark that reminded me of a dark period in the history of France, of which they have on several occasions testified.

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