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    The Foundation

    The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah is a private and public-interest foundation. The initial endowment came from the restitution by the government and certain financial institutions of dormant accounts from expropriated Jews living in France who were killed during the Holocaust.
    With the funds generated by this endowment, the FMS subsidizes the Shoah Memorial (in Paris and in Drancy); supports projects expanding knowledge about the Shoah; provides assistance to survivors in need; encourages the transmission of Jewish culture; and combats anti-Semitism by facilitating intercultural dialogue.

    The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah was set up by a French government decree in 2000, when awareness of the French State’s responsibility in the Holocaust was rising.

    The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah funds various projects - from books to feature films, documentaries, educational initiatives, exhibitions, research and awareness-raising - meeting its six priority goals.

    The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has a duty to ensure that its endowment is well used and pledges to assess and choose the projects it supports with intellectual rigor and fairness.

    The Foundation has set up the necessary tools for meticulous, transparent management.

    Read our annual reports and consult the details of our activities.

    Proposing a project

    All projects submitted to the Foundation are evaluated independently, then examined by six thematic committees (History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah, Memory and Transmission, Shoah Education, Jewish Culture, Solidarity, and Combating anti-Semitism and Support for Intercultural Dialogue) made up of volunteer experts.

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    Next closing dates
    • Research: April 1st, 2018

    • Memory: April 4, 2018

    • Education: March 1st, 2018

    • Jewish culture: April 4, 2018 

    • Help for survivors: March 16, 2018

    • Combating anti-Semitism: April 4, 2018