The Foundation encourages the transmission of the history of the Shoah to schoolchildren. It supports educational initiatives and the organization of training sessions for professors. The Foundation finances, directly or via the Shoah Memorial, many school trips to memory sites in France and throughout Europe. Special attention is paid to the preparation of these trips and to the reports and work done afterward.
L’enfant et la Shoah-Yad Layeled France is an organization that offers Île-de-France schools an exhibition-workshop focusing on Jewish children in Paris during the Second World War. This new educational tool allows primary school teachers to approach the history of the Holocaust through rescue stories while taking the children’s sensitivity into account.
The Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the "Classe d’O" project proposed using music to address the Holocaust in primary schools. Pupils in Pleudihen-sur-Rance (Brittany) participated in the production of Le Cabaret Interdit, a show that paid homage to composers who fell victim to Nazism.
Proposing a project
The committee can fund the development of textbooks and teaching resources (web documentaries, children’s books, exhibitions, etc.) and the organization of educational activities for primary, middle and high school classes. The Foundation also funds trips to memorial sites and training workshops for teachers.
Projects (excluding educational excursions) : March 15, 2017
Educational excursions 2016-2017 : October 10, 2016