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Memory

Available on DVD (in French) - 2014

This eight-part series examines the history of the Shoah from the rise of the Nazi power to the Final Solution and the discovery of the camps and its impact on the post-war world. With the participation of some 50 leading university scholars, it presents the latest findings in historical research while remaining accessible to the widest possible public.

The French Government is particularly committed to the principles and aims of the Stockholm Declaration and is determined to constantly develop and enhance its approach to education, remembrance and research into the Holocaust. As home to Europe’s largest Jewish community, France is particularly involved in remembrance work, as well as in combating every form of antisemitism nationally and internationally.

From Wednesday January 27 to Sunday November 20, 2016 - Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris

After the catastrophe, the Liberation of Europe and the end of the Second World War raised feelings of tremendous joy, hope and relief. But returning to normal life hardly seemed possible for the European Jews who survived the Nazis’ attempt to totally destroy them, abetted by their local accomplices. 

After a campaign by the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, the Drancy Shoah Memorial opened to the public on September 23, 2012. A historic place where memory is transmitted, this branch of the Paris Memorial presents the the former internment camp’s history.

2014

Imaginary feasts explore the most amazing documents: notebooks filled with cooking recipes written by prisoners and deportees in Nazi concentration camps, in the Soviet Gulag and in Japanese war camps. Philosophers, historians, psychoanalysts, neurologists, etc. analyze and try to understand what those extraordinary 'imaginary feasts' written in the heart of the concentration system-meant. 

2014

In the suburb of Drancy lies an unadorned block of low-income housing. What do the residents know of the site's dark history? What would they say if they knew their home was haunted - by 80,000 ghosts? This documentary explores the building that in 1940 became the central internment camp for Jews during the Nazi occupation of France.

Available on DVD - 2015

This is the story of a trip across Eastern Anatolia, a part of Turkey that Arnaud Khayadjanian has never been to, although his forefathers used to live there. We explore places the Armenians came through during their deportation in 1915. 

Éditions Le Manuscrit / Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah - 2015 (new edition)

Jacques Saurel was born in Paris into a Jewish family that had recently emigrated from Poland. During the war, Jacques’ father was a prisoner-of-war, which for a time spared his family. However, in February 1944, Jacques, his brother, elder sister and mother were interned at Drancy for three months. They were deported with the status of “hostage” to Germany’s so-called “star camp” of Bergen-Belsen.

Jacques Samuel
Éditions Le Manuscrit / Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah - 2014

Jacques Samuel, a French Alsatian Jew, spent the war in a family that was part of the Jewish Resistance. The pious, music-loving young man recorded what they all went through in a journal: the exodus, the refuge, the collective life on a farm school run by the Éclaireurs israélites de France (EIF), and the trek over the Pyrenees towards Spain in a desperate bid to reach Palestine, which ended in tragedy.