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France Honors Holocaust Survivor Simone Veil at the Pantheon

France Honors Holocaust Survivor Simone Veil at the Pantheon

Sunday, 01 July 2018 03:38 AM

PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, who became one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death.

Veil is being inhumed Sunday at the Paris monument with her husband Antoine, who died in 2013, in a symbolic ceremony in the presence of her family and dignitaries. French President Emmanuel Macron will make a speech.

Her casket has been visible for two days at the Holocaust Memorial in Paris so the public could pay homage.

Veil repeatedly broke barriers for women in politics. She was a firm believer in European unification and well known in France for spearheading the legalization of abortion.

She is the fourth woman to be honored at the Pantheon, along with 72 men.

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