Monday, October 3, 2011

Grand Duke Welcomes Stéphane Hessel

Today, Grand Duke Henri welcomed French diplomat and writer Stéphane Hessel at the Palais.

Born in Germany, Hessel migrated to France and became a naturalised citizen in 1939. He eventually became part of the French Resistance and was captured by the Gestapo and later deported to concentration camp.

After the war Hessel was involved in editing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which he has advocated ever since. In autumn last year he caused a stir by publishing an essay called "Time For Outrage!". He was on a working visit in the Grand Duchy.

Source: Cour Grand-Ducale

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