French politician Veil interred in the Pantheon

PARIS – A year after her death, the former French politician and advocate for women’s rights Simone Veil Sunday together with her Antoine interred in the Pantheon, the civil temple in Paris. President Emmanuel Macron said that Simone Veil was a woman that “France bigger and stronger”.

Many hundreds of people were on the streets to the procession with the coffins of Simone Veil and her husband to see the world. Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education) repte on Twitter of “a tribute to an impressive woman who is tirelessly engaged in women’s rights and European cooperation.”

Women’s rights

Simone Veil died on 30 June 2017 at the age of 89 at home in Paris. Veil was a well-known figure in French and European politics. She was minister of Health and the first female president of the European Parliament.

She was an important advocate of women’s rights. Also, she was one of the few French jews deportation to Auschwitz survived.

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