Stéphane Frédéric Hessel was a diplomat, ambassador, writer, concentration camp survivor, .. Best-selling French author and Holocaust survivor has some advice for Israel. ; ^ Stéphane Hessel, Empört Euch! Translated by. Nov. geb. Oktober in Berlin; Umzug mit Eltern nach Paris; Erwerb der franz. Staatbürgerschaft und Aufnahme in die Pariser. 1, people like this. Highlights info row image. people follow this. About See All. Highlights info row image. Contact Empört Euch! – Stéphane Hessel on.

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Born German, he became a naturalised French citizen in He became an observer of the editing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of In he was named by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top global thinkers. His short book Time for Outrage! Hessel and his book were linked and cited as an inspiration for the Spanish Indignadosthe American Occupy Wall Street movement and other political movements.

His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants who joined the Lutheran churchand his mother was from a Christian family. His first wife, Vitia, was the heseel of Boris Mirkin-Getzevich.

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He later escaped during a transfer to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp[4] and went to Hannoverwhere he met the advancing troops of the United States Army. After the war, Hessel became assistant to Henri Laugier, vice-secretary general of the United Nations in charge of economic and social affairs, and was an observer to the editing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Hessel continued to hold a diplomatic passporthaving been named an “ambassador for life”.

He was a member of hrssel French division of the International Sttephane for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Empr for the Children of the World stsphane was a founding member of the Collegium International [12] and served as vice president.

Inalong with other former Resistance members, he signed the petition hewsel a Treaty of a Social Europe” and in Augusthe was a signatory to an appeal against the Israeli air-strikes in Lebanon. Hessel called for the French government to make funds available to provide housing for the homeless [14] and denounced the French government’s failure to comply with Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Place de la Republique on 21 February On 5 JanuaryHessel criticized the Israeli military attacks in the Gaza stripsaying “In fact, the word that applies—that should be applied—is ‘ war crime ‘ and even ‘ crime against humanity ‘.


For my part, having visited Gaza, having seen the refugee camps with thousands of children, the manner in which they are bombed appears as a veritable crime against humanity. InHessel was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers “[f]or bringing the spirit of the French Resistance to a global society that has lost its heart.

In OctoberHessel’s essay, Time for Outrage! It has sold more than 3. Translations into Japanese, Hungarian, and other languages are planned. Hessel’s booklet argues that the French need to again become outraged, as were those who participated in the Resistance during World War II. Hessel’s reasons for personal outrage include the growing gap between the very rich and the very poor, France’s treatment ehch its illegal immigrantsthe need to re-establish a free pressthe need to protect the environment, importance of protecting the French welfare system[8] and the plight of Hedselrecommending that people read stephhane September Goldstone Report.

Stéphane Hessel

These protests, in conjunction with the Arab Springlater helped to inspire other protests in many countries, including GreeceUKChileIsraeland Occupy Wall Street which began in New York’s financial districtbut has now spread across the United States and numerous hesseel countries. Ongoing protests in Mexico challenging corruption, drug cartel violence, economic hardship and policies also have been called the Indignados.

In it “Stephane Hessel appeals to his readers to save the environment and to embrace the positive. He also emphasizes the importance of good luck in life”.

euxh It was translated into 15 foreign languages, from Europe to Asia and South America. He regretted that his words in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung had been perhaps “written too quickly, and read too quickly”. He told the Ha’aretz newspaper: As a supporter of a two state solutionhe also told the newspaper: On 26 FebruaryHessel died overnight at age The following afternoon his name was a top stepnane term on Twitter in France and Spain.


As that comes to an end, he leaves us a lesson: His life will continue to inspire our work. For every generation, for young people, he was a source of inspiration but also a reference. At 95, he embodied faith in the hesseo of this new century.

Previously, Hessel had offered his thoughts on death: In the Trenches with the Spanish for Liberty and Progress”, will be published posthumously. Stephxne was originally scheduled to be published in May, but uessel publisher moved the release date up to mid-March after Hessel’s death.

Hessel was survived by his wife Christiane, and three children from a previous marriage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stefan Friedrich Kaspar Hessel [1]. BerlinGerman Empire. Best-selling French author and Holocaust survivor has some advice for Israel.

Translated by Michael Kogon. Published by Cassell, London. Association for Training in Africa and Madagascar, official website. Collegium International 5 February Archived from the original on 1 March Retrieved 19 March Kechichian, “Worthy persons of the year” Gulf News December 30, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications: Retrieved 28 February Archived from the original on 24 May Human rights portal Biography portal.

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Vitia Guetzevich ; 3 children [2] Christiane Hessel-Chabry