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.
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.
Source: Cour Grand-Ducale