Remembering the history of the Shoah and its implications is a priority for the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. It supports most of the major museum projects concerning the internment, deportation and rescue of Jews in France and contributes to the conservation and transmission of witness accounts. The foundation also supports projects involving the memory of other genocides.
In 2010, a collection of wartime letters and photographs was discovered in an old cupboard at a high school in Paris. Forgotten for years, the letters were written by a former pupil, Louise Pikovsky, to her beloved school teacher during World War Two.
Aram and Virginia, an Armenian couple from the diaspora, transmit an ancestral tradition of chant which is in danger of disappearing to a troupe of European actors. They take the company on a trip to Anatolia where the Armenian civilization has been destroyed.
Proposing a project
The committee reviews proposals for memorial initiatives (commemorations, plaques, markers, etc.) and projects (films, books, exhibitions, plays, etc.) that transmit the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to the French-speaking public. The Foundation also funds projects to rehabilitate memorial sites in France.
September 5, 2018