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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.

Cover of the annual report 2016

In 2016, the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah supported 327 projects. In total, the grants allocated to the projects and the Shoah Memorial amount to 26 million euros.

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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. 

In 2015, the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has financed 265 projects ; €22 million euros were allocated.

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

The Board of Trustees is assisted in its decision-making by six thematic committees, which can put forward proposals on the projects submitted and advise on the Foundation’s orientations.

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.

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 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 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.