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Death of Simone Veil – Statement issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian (30 June 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

I was deeply saddened and moved to learn of the death of Simone Veil today. Her life and career, marked by the tragedy of the Holocaust, her tireless and pioneering commitment to women's rights and her strong sense of public service - serving as a ...and more »

Simone Veil, Ex-Minister Who Wrote France's Abortion Law, Dies at 89 - New York Times

Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor who as health minister of France championed the 1975 law that legalized abortion in that country, and who was the first woman to be chosen president of the European Parliament, died on Friday in Paris. She was 89. The ...and more »

Simone Veil, 'the best of France,' dies - Deutsche Welle

Auschwitz survivor and champion of abortion rights Simone Veil has died at age 89. Tributes to the French politician praised her "legendary" fight for the rights of the downtrodden. Frankreich Simone Veil Nachruf (Getty Images/AFP/P. Stolarz ...and more »

Simone Veil, Holocaust survivor and leading French politician – obituary -

Simone Veil, who has died aged 89, survived forced labour in Auschwitz and the death or disappearance of most of her family to become the minister of health who persuaded France's National Assembly to legalise abortion, and from 1979 to 1982 the first ...and more »

Simone Veil, French feminist and politician who survived the Holocaust, dies at 89 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Simone Veil, then France's minister of health, outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, 1974. (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). (JTA) — Simone Veil, a well-known French politician and Holocaust survivor, has died. Veil, a former minister of health ...and more »

Simone Veil dies at 89: The legacy of the French Auschwitz survivor and women's rights icon -

Simone Veil, the French campaigner and activist, has died at her home on Friday at the age of 89. Mrs Veil survived Auschwitz and went on to become one of France's most respected politicians, steering through landmark laws to liberalise contraception ...and more »

French Politician Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor and Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89 - KQED

French Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor and the first elected president of the European parliament, delivers a speech as she joined today the prestigious Academie Francaise, the guardian of the French language, on March 18, 2010 at the Institut de ...and more »

Simone Veil obituary - The Guardian

Simone Veil with President Jacques Chirac, left, in 2005, visiting the former Auschwitz death camp where she had been held in 1944, to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images. In ...and more »

French press review 1 July 2017 - RFI

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. Left-leaning Libération remembers Veil as "A fighter". The Libé ...and more »

Greek PM: Simone Veil 'a Symbol of Democracy and Historical Memory' for Europe - Greek Reporter

“Simone Veil was a symbol of democracy and historical memory for Europe,” Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote on his @tsipras_eu Twitter account on Friday, regarding the death of the French politician, who was the first woman to become ...and more »