The Holocaust Educational Trust is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Simone Veil.

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

“Simone Veil was an inspiration. Having survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, she became one of the leading female politicians of her generation, dedicating her life to advocating for those most in need and rising to become a Minister of State and member of France’s Constitutional Council, as well as Chair of the European Parliament. She was a determined advocate for Holocaust awareness, playing an integral role in the establishment of the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris where she was Honorary President. The incredible things she achieved during her lifetime - against all odds - will be her legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”


Photo: Simone Veil (1984); detail of photo by Rob C. Croes / Anefo - Nationaal Archief, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0