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Monnaie 2€ commémorative Simone Veil - Monnaie de Paris 2018

Simone Veil

An icon in the combat for women’s rights, Simone Veil, born Jacob, left us in June 2017 at the age of 89. After surviving deportation to Auschwitz, she went on to become one of the most important actors in Europe’s building. She was the first elected president of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1982. She symbolizes the depenalization of the abortion she fought for with the law bearing her name voted in 1975. In 2008, she is elected at the French Academy. She will be buried into the Pantheon with her husband, Antoine Veil, the 1st of July 2018.