Brittany: a stele of Simone Veil covered with swastikas

An investigation was opened and entrusted to the Lannion research brigade.

A stele erected in honor of Simone Veil was covered with swastikas in Perros-Guirec, in the Côtes-d’Armor, we learned this Wednesday from the gendarmerie.

“This morning, we discovered that the stele of Mrs. Simone Veil was covered with tags with swastikas,” said the Côtes-d’Armor gendarmerie, confirming information from local media. “We made the findings and the usual investigations,” added the same source.

Targeted three times in a week

According to West France, this is the third time that this monument has been targeted in just over a week. An investigation was entrusted to the research brigade (BR) of Lannion (Côtes-d’Armor). Simone Veil (1917-2017), who was deported to Auschwitz, notably left her name in 1975 to the law legalizing voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion) and was former President of the European Parliament (1979-1982).

Also an academic, she was president of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah (2001-2007). It entered the Pantheon in 2018.

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