On Friday, June 30, in Paris, died on Simone Weil, honorary President of the Foundation for the memory of the victims of the Disaster, reports France24. She was 89 years old.
In April 1944, Simone veil, née Jacob, like all members of her family, were deported by the occupation authorities in Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, she lost her mother. About his childhood and adolescence, Weill wrote two autobiographical books: the first one is called «Hell» and tells the story of a concentration camp, the second «Survivor».
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing condolences to the family and friends of Simone veil, noted that she never forgot about their Jewish roots, trying to do everything to ensure that the tragedy of Holocaust never be repeated, and the memory of the dead was commemorated.
Simone Weil, a lawyer and politician, served twice as Minister of health of France when valéry Giscard d’estaing and Francois Mitterrand. He was a member of the centrist party «Union for French democracy».
In 1979 the first direct election was elected to the European Parliament and then became its President, being the first woman to hold the post since the creation of the parliamentary Assembly of Europe in 1952.
In 2008, Simone Weil was elected to the French Academy, becoming only the sixth female academician in the history of existence of this institution, founded in 1635.