Auschwitz 'survivor' and pro-abortion activist, Simone Veil, has died at the ripe old age of 89.
How did she survive Auschwitz? Over 1.5 million people died there: this was the worst death camp in the history of the world. The odds of surviving the Chernobyl disaster (which only killed 32 people, according to Wiki) would be greater. Day in, day out, this camp was specifically designed for killing a) as many people as possible and b) killing as many Jewish people as possible - either through gassing or starvation or overwork.
Worse would be the odds of surviving to 89. A spell in one of Stalin's gulags, or Mao Tse-Tung's, would severely reduce one's life expectancy, and we could expect an internment in Auschwitz - which killed more people, proportionately, than any one of Stalin or Mao's camps - to do the same.
Weil's name and that of her sister (another survivor) appear on a Holocaust memorial:
As one of the more than 76,000 Jews deported from France during World War II, Veil appears on the Wall of Names at the Shoah Memorial in Paris, under her maiden name Simone Jacob. So do her father André, her mother Yvonne, her sister Madeleine and her brother Jean. Of the five, only Madeleine and Simone survived the ordeal, though Madeleine would die in a car crash just seven years after the war.
Could it be that others whose names appear on that memorial - which commemorates the Jews gassed to death by Hitler - also survived?