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Memory

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.

Cover Memoirs Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
Farrar, Straus & Giroux- 2018

In this dual autobiography, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justice and fighting for the memory of all those who died in the Holocaust.

January 27, 2018

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Shoah.

The Shoah Memorial is the leading partner of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. Thanks to permanent support from the
Foundation, the Memorial has been able to develop and host an increasing number of visitors (individuals, school groups, researchers, etc.).

Rivesaltes camp memorial

The Rivesaltes camp was successively internment, deportation and transit camp. 60,000 Spanish republicans, Jews, gypsies and harkis were "regrouped" there between 1939 and 1964, the date of its official closure. Today it is a high place of remembrance of internment in France.

The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem
Project closed in October 2017

About 600,000 Jews from Hungary were murdered during the Shoah. To give its name back to each of these men, women and children, the International Institute of Yad Vashem has launched a major research project.

Entry of the museum

Located in Nantua’s former prison, a town which received the Resistance Medal, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Ain retraces the history of World War II as experienced by residents of Ain.

Maison d'Izieu

A place of history and remembrance open to all, the Maison d’Izieu Memorial perpetuates the memory of the Jewish children and adults who found refuge there from May 1943 until the raid on 6th April 1944.

The Tuschinski of Amsterdam
2017

The Tuschinski Theater of Amsterdam was born from a foolish dream; the one of Abraham Icek Tuschinski who left his shtetl from Poland and settled in Rotterdam where he decided to built a cathedral-like cinema hall. But the Nazis will make Tuschinski’s dream turn into a nightmare.

Singing in exile - A film by Nathalie Rossetti and Turi Finocchiaro
Available on DVD - 2017

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.