New York's first licensed female cabbie didn't let racism, sexism, or a speech impediment slow her down.
Together with her husband Serge, this woman has spent her life tracking down war criminals and bringing them to justice.
Part of a WW2 unit that untangled a logistics nightmare, she lived to a hundred and helped run a chapter of the NAACP.
She organized the Club From Nowhere - a collection of chefs who helped the effort in anonymity, to avoid reprisals in their personal and professional lives.
Man, this woman had a *life*. Celebrity, fugitive, circus performer, shipworker, and daughter of Rasputin...!
Veil, who died last week, was a fierce lawyer, a Holocaust survivor, and the first woman elected as president of the European Parliament.