The European project Convoi 77 intends to piece together the personal life story of each of the 1321 deportees of the last large convoy that left from Drancy to Auschwitz on July 31, 1944, by sending students from the 37 countries the deportees were from on their traces.
La Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah finance, directement ou via le Mémorial de la Shoah, de nombreux voyages d’études sur des lieux de mémoire, en France et en Europe. Elle attache une attention particulière à la préparation de ces voyages et aux travaux de restitution auxquels ils donnent lieu.
The Foundation takes part in educational efforts to transmit the history of the Holocaust to schoolchildren. It supports the implementation of pedagogical projects designed for middle and high school students and funds study trips to memorial sites, which are preceded by appropriate preparation and followed by projects about the trip. The Foundation can also help develop teaching resources (books, web documentaries, etc.) and organize teacher-training workshops including study trips and seminars on teaching about the Holocaust.
UNESCO partners with the National Commission of Senegal to UNESCO to organize a training seminar for high-level civil servants of ministries of education of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Mali, Niger and Senegal. A public conference will take place before the seminar.
On February 15, 1944, Marie-Louise Zimberlin, a teacher at the Lycée “La Prat’s” in Cluny, was arrested in the middle of class for her Resistance activities. On February 27, the Polish Jewish Oferman-Rotbart was arrested in Cluny. A neighbor saved the youngest child, Claudine. Forty students at the Lycée La Prat’s focused on these emblematic destinies as part of an educational project for History and Memory and Week in Cluny.
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.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945, the Canopé network and the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah republished Auschwitz Album, an outstanding historical record with nearly 200 photographs of the Nazis’ biggest death camp. The album is part of a transmedia educational project (book, DVD, webumentary).
Throughout the school year, students and apprentices at five Normandy high schools participated in a Holocaust education program. In January, the Shoah Memorial organized a journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the keynote of this program launched by the Basse-Normandie region in partnership with the Caen Board of Education.
Since 1995, second-to-last year students at the Lycée Henri-Bergson in Angers have participated in a year-long educational project on the Holocaust and the Resistance. This year’s theme was "Historical and Memorial Sites of the Resistance, the Holocaust and the Gypsy Genocide, from Anjou to Krakow". In 2014, they followed in the deportees’ footsteps to Poland.
This material brings together numerous resources for teachers and students alike. The DVD-Rom, as a teaching tool, is suitable for several school age groups. The box set contains three DVDs including documentaries, sequenced witness accounts, as well as a digital booklet.