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  Tamuz 6, 5777 , 30/06/17

French politician, Holocaust survivor Simone Veil passes away

Simone Veil, a former French politician and Holocaust survivor, has passed away at the age of 89, her family told the media in France Friday.

Veil, a scholar, former judge, feminist activist and former minister of health who in 2012 was awarded France’s highest honor, passed away this week in her home in Paris.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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