Festival de Cannes - Official Selection, Out of Competition - 1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of
the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the only “Elder of the Jews” (according to Nazi terminology) not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. Continue
70 years after the start of the deportation of the Jews of France towards nazi extermination camps, the Shoah Memorial inaugurated in September 2012 at Drancy, a new space destined for the history and education of the period, opposite the Cité de la Muette. The project came about on the initiative and thanks to the financial support of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. The center’s mission is to present the history of the Drancy camp. Continue
Books & Ideas is the English website of La Vie des Idées, a free online journal in French which is a major place for intellectual debate since 2007. Books & Ideas publishes essays, reviews, and interviews. The Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah supports the translation in English of selected articles on the Shoah. Continue
Our overview brochure outlines the origin, the organization and the fields of intervention of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. It also highlights some projects we supported.
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