Menu Rechercher

    More projects

    Conference : April 2018, Berlin - Video online

    The experience and history of the Sonderkommando have been central to a number of crucial topics in post-war debates about the Shoah. Their proximity to the extermination process conferred a singular status to their testimonies. The conference considers this essential legacy.

    Cover Occupation – Annihilation – Forced Labour
    Metropol Verlag - 2017

    The present anthology is the result of the 20th  Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Concentration Camps that took place in Minsk, Belarus in April 2015. It assembles research papers of up-and-coming scholars from Western and Eastern Europe who, from different perspectives, deal with problems of political, economic and ideological processes and dynamics in the context of the German policy of occupation, annihilation and forced labour.

    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.

    French music before and after the Great War - Fernand Halphen, Maurice Ravel
    2017 -  European Institute of Jewish Music

    The First World War marked a deep turmoil, from which the musical creation wasn’t forgotten. Performed by the Orchestra of the Campus of Orsay, Halphen’s Symphony in C minor and Ravel’s piano Concerto for the Left Hand allows us to better appreciate the stylistic diversity of the French musical production at that time.

    Ivrit bedaka : Your minute of Hebrew.
    2017, on radio, by email and on social networks

    Ivrit bedaka is a warm daily encounter with the Hebrew language that invites you, every day, every week, to explore the byways of a language that spans millennia. Ivrit bedaka is suitable for beginning and advanced Hebrew speakers.

    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.

    The Smuggler and Her Charges. A film by Michaël Prazan
    Available on DVD and VoD - 2017

    Documentary filmmaker Michaël Prazan’s captivating and personal detective story uncovers the truth behind his father’s childhood escape from Nazi-occupied France, which was made possible by a female smuggler with mysterious motivations.

    Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard
    Éditions Le Manuscrit / Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah - 2015

    For over 25 years, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard has tirelessly recounted what she endured during the Second World War. How she and her mother escaped from the Vél’ d’Hiv’ after the round-up on July 16th, 1942, and how they were reported in May 1944, thrusting them into the maelstrom of Nazi torment.

    Silent Saviours. A film by Christian Frey and Susanne Wittek
    2017

    The German invasion in 1940 is the beginning of a struggle for life for the Jews in France. Still, 75% of them survive the holocaust. This documentary recounts the circumstances of their rescue – and the civil resistance of numerous “Silent Saviours” who made this possible.

    Created in 2013 by Shmuel Trigano, the Université Populaire du Judaïsme offers a series of courses in the fundamental disciplines of Jewish studies. Combining intellectual rigor while aiming to remain accessible to the largest number of people, these seminars are open to everyone who would like to discover or pursue their knowledge of Judaism.

    Screenshot from Saving Auschwitz? A film by Jonathan Hayoun
    2017

    For 70 years, the site of Auschwitz, which has become the dreadful incarnation of the Shoah, is a theater of diversions and confrontations, plundering, attempts to exploit and rewrite its history. Beyond the historical facts, this film revisits numerous questions: what to do with the Auschwitz site? What purpose should it serve?

    For 10 years, Amitié judéo-musulmane de France has been traveling around France to foster dialogue and dispel racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim stereotypes. The organization recruits and trains young people, who are tasked with the mission of convincing their counterparts in "sensitive" areas that Jews and Muslims have more in common than they think.

    In Greece, the Jewish community, like rest of the population, has suffered the painful consequences of the economic crisis. Holocaust survivors are especially hard hit by the situation: the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has decided to substantially increase the aid it sends them.

    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. 

    Jules Isaac Cultural Centre of Clermont-Ferrand

    Since 2013, the former synagogue of Clermont-Ferrand has become a place dedicated to the history of the Righteous among the Nations of Auvergne and more generally to the history of Judaism in Auvergne. It organizes exhibitions, offers educational workshops and hosts conferences, debates and inter-religious meetings.

    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. 

    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.

    2014-2015

    The Fondation for the Memory of the Shoah and the Fondation pour l’innovation politique wished to identify the memories of the major events of the 20th century from which our present century will be formed. Over 31 000 young people from 31 countries were interviewed.

    The Casip-Cojasor Foundation has two venues that host and develop activities for seniors, especially Holocaust survivors. The Senior and Culture Center in Paris offers lectures, workshops, meetings, shows and cultural activities.

    Café des Psaumes: the OSE’s community-based social café

    The Café des Psaumes is a social café, rue des Rosiers in Paris, offering cultural activities aiming to breathe new life into the neighborhood’s "Jewish soul". The café’s priority is seniors, Shoah survivors and immigrants from North Africa, but is open to all, fostering intergenerational bonds.

    The Aladdin Project was initiated in 2009 by the FMS as an independent educational and cultural programme. Hundreds of academics as well as prominent members of the Arab-Muslim world have given their support to the project whose aim is to make available in Arabic, Persian and Turkish information about the Shoah, Judeo-Muslim relations and Jewish culture.

    DVD in English and German available - 2010

    A group of people who survived Auschwitz and Birkenau, return to the main extermination and concentration camp set up by the Nazis. Produced by the Union of Auschwitz Deportees-France, this DVD-Rom displays 219 sequences of testimony. Computer-generated images, based on historical documents and the actual state of the buildings, bring us closer to the reality of the camps. 

    The Last of the Unjust - A film by Claude Lanzmann
    Available on DVD and VOD - 2013

    Claude Lanzmann filmed Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the only “Elder of the Jews” not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna in 1938, he fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto.