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The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah backs various projects in six areas: research on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and other genocides; transmitting the memory of the Holocaust; teaching about the Holocaust; promoting and passing on Jewish culture; solidarity with Holocaust survivors; fighting anti-Semitism; and fostering intercultural dialogue.

Simone Veil
Friday, June 30, 2017

A survivor of the Shoah, Simone Veil was an exceptional woman, motivated by deeply held moral convictions. The first president of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, from 2001 to 2007, and honorary president since then, she will forever remain a role model for us. 

Simone Veil
Friday, June 30, 2017

A survivor of the Shoah, Simone Veil was an exceptional woman, motivated by deeply held moral convictions. The first president of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, from 2001 to 2007, and honorary president since then, she will forever remain a role model for us. 

A judge from the Court of Auditors chairs the financial committee, which safeguards the endowment’s value and the efficient use of its revenues. It also gives its opinion on the funding of projects with particularly large budgets.

The Board of Trustees elects the Exective Board members to three-year terms renewable three times. The Exective Board reviews all the business submitted to the Board of Trustees, carries out its decisions and decides whether or not to support most of the projects presented to the Foundation.

The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah is administered by a 25-member Board of Trustees divided into three sections: representatives of public authorities, representatives of Jewish institutions, and qualified figures.

 

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.