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Stéphane Hessel, the author of Indignez-Vous! has passed away at the age of 95. Born in Germany in 1917, Hessel moved to France with his Jewish writer father and mother in 1924. He fought in the French army in 1940 and escaped from a POW camp to join de Gaulle’s Free French in London. On his clandestine return to organise the Resistance in France, he was captured, tortured, and sent to the Buchenwald and Dora concentration camps. He escaped death to work after the war on drafting the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Publication of Hessel’s recent essay Indignez-Vous!, which sold more than 4.5 million copies in 35 countries, is credited with helping to inspire the Occupy Wall Street movement, and coincided with the Arab Spring revolutions. Protests in Spain against corruption and bipartisan politics drew their name, Indignaos, from the Spanish title of Hessel’s essay. A full obituary can be read here.