February 21, 2014

Panthéon selections

François Hollande today announced that Pierre Brossolette's ashes are to be transferred to the Panthéon. He will be accompanied by Jean Zay and, in an attempt to begin to redress the mausoleum's almost exclusively male population, two women resisters, Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz and Germaine Tillion. Among the other nominees were Stéphane Hessel, Josephine Baker and Lucie Aubrac.

France 24: http://www.france24.com/en/20140221-france-charles-de-gaulle-niece-receive-pantheon-honour/

Huffington Post (in French): http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2014/02/21/hollande-resistance-quatre-membres-pantheon-2015_n_4829300.html?utm_hp_ref=france