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Simone Veil
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    (July 13, 1927-June 30, 2017)
    Born in Nice, France
    French Minister of Health (1974-1979)
    President of European Parliament (1979-1982)
    Minister of State for Social Affairs, Health and Towns (1993-1995)
    She trained as a lawyer.
    She's commonly confused with philosopher Simone Weil.
    Rabbi Yehuda Levin criticized her appearance at the 60th anniversary of Auschwitz being liberated because she supports abortion rights.
    She and her family were detained at Auschwitz from March 1944 until its liberation (January 27, 1945).
    Only she and her sister survived.
    She fought for French women to have easier access to contraception.
    Under her tenure, France legalized abortion (January 17, 1975).
    In 1998, the British government awarded her an honorary damehood.

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