Simone VEIL

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French Minister and Secretary of state (Giscard d'Estaing Government), French Minister and Secretary of state (Mitterrand Government)

FrenchBorn Simone JACOB

French lawyer and politician

Born on July 13, 1927 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes , France

Died on June 30, 2017 in Paris , France

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Veil was born Simone Annie Liline Jacob, the daughter of a Jewish architect in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. In March 1944, Veil's family was deported, Simone, her mother and one sister, Milou, to Auschwitz-Birkenau then Bergen-Belsen where her mother Yvonne died shortly before the camp's 15 April 1945 liberation. Veil's father and brother also died; they are last known to have been sent on a transport to Lithuania. Veil's other sister, Denise, who had been arrested as a member of the Resistance survived her imprisonment in Ravensbrück. Milou died in a car crash in the 1950s. Veil returned to speak at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005 for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camps.



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