Stephane HESSEL in the European Parliament Archives

Type: Archives   Reference: 91683   Duration: 00:04:30  Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels and Strasbourg
End production: 27/02/2013   First transmission: 27/02/2013
Best-selling French writer, veteran diplomat and concentration camp survivor Stephane Hessel has died at the age of 95, his wife announced Wednesday. The German-born Hessel, who became a naturalised French citizen in 1939, was a prominent Resistance figure during World War II. He was arrested by the Gestapo and later moved to the Buchenwald and Dora concentration camps. After the end of the war, Hessel was involved in editing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He also took up the cause of illegal immigrants and championed the rights of the downtrodden. "Time for Outrage" sold more than 4.5 million copies in 35 countries. His best-selling work argues that the French need to again become outraged like those who participated in the Resistance under General Charles De Gaulle during World War II. His reasons for personal outrage included the growing chasm between the haves and have-nots, France's treatment of its illegal immigrants and the abuse of the environment.

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00:00:05 Exterior shot of the EP in Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Archive - 2008. Meeting at the EP on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane HESSEL: "Fascism, anti-Semitism, violence against some parts of the society... We need to be alert, and being alert is not enough, we cannot let ourselves being intimidated". 00:00:19
00:00:29 Archive - 2008. Meeting at the EP on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane HESSEL: "Let's not renounce, in any case, to this openness. If we try to keep ourselves in a fortress and we expel from our countries those who we think they don't have a place in our societies, we would go against, not only our great European tradition, but also against the very interest of our civilisation". 00:00:29
00:00:58 Exterior shot of the EP in Strasbourg. 00:00:05
00:01:03 Archive - 2011. Meeting at the EP of the Working group on Middle-East. Arrival of Stéphane HESSEL, he talks to former EP President Hans-Gert PÖTTERING and other MEPs (3 shots). 00:00:29
00:01:32 Archive - 2011. Meeting at the EP of the Working group on Middle-East. Arrival. Extracts from the exchange of views. SOUNDBITE (French) Stéphane HESSEL, on the Arab Spring: "I think that now there is this revival from the people, they want to live democratic lives and want to do away with the despots; they have shown extraordinary courage and they have managed to get rid of the people who were oppressing them; that is something totally new and we have to give a due credit". 00:00:30
00:02:02 Archive - 2011. Meeting at the EP of the Working group on Middle-East. Arrival. Extracts from the exchange of views. SOUNDBITE (French) Stéphane HESSEL: "Quite often we consider Islam to be a religion which is at the same time a political concept as well as a religion and we can't imagine states which are at the same time Muslim and secularist, but we are wrong, there is one in particular which has the largest number of Muslims in the world, Indonesia, with a secular government". 00:00:32
00:02:34 Archive - 2011. Meeting at the EP of the Working group on Middle-East. Arrival. Extracts from the exchange of views. SOUNDBITE (French) Stéphane HESSEL: "The best outcome of my generation is to have created the EU. But we didn't finish the job" 00:00:06
00:02:40 Cutaways (3 shots) 00:00:16
00:02:56 Archive - 2011. Press Conference by Véronique DE KEYSER (S&D, BE) and Stéphane HESSEL. SOUNDBITE (French) Stéphane HESSEL: "We, Europeans, after the successive Treaties that have shaped what we are, the last one the Lisbon Treaty, finally giving an enhanced role to this Parliament... These values, our values, we have to defend and protect them everywhere in the world". 00:00:18
00:03:14 Archive - 2011. Press Conference by Véronique DE KEYSER (S&D, BE) and Stéphane HESSEL. SOUNDBITE (French) Stéphane HESSEL: "I feel that we have to take in consideration the importance of the movements that are taking place in the Arab world. We can ask ourselves if we can learn lessons from these transformations and new claims, in order to try to find a way to conciliate Israel's need to security together with the needs of Palestinians to have a state". 00:00:42
00:03:56 Archive - 2011. Press Conference by Véronique DE KEYSER (S&D, BE) and Stéphane HESSEL. SOUNDBITE (French) Stéphane HESSEL: "I have accepted to give my name to a second small book, which I have named 'Engagez-vous!' (Commit yourselves!) . So, after the outrage, is the time for commitment". End of press conference. 00:00:34
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