Presentation of the Foundation

The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah is a private foundation recognized as being of public utility. Its endowment comes from the restitution by the State and the financial institutions concerned of escheated funds resulting from the dispossession of the Jews of France during the Second World War.

With the financial proceeds from this endowment, the Foundation subsidizes the Shoah Memorial (in Paris and Drancy) and supports projects which broaden knowledge of the Shoah, help survivors in difficulty, and transmit information about the Shoah. heritage of Jewish culture, to combat anti-Semitism and to promote intercultural dialogue.


Our history

The Foundation was set up in 2000 in recognition of France's responsibility for the Shoah


Simone Veil

Simone Veil, deported at the age of 16 and a survivor of the Shoah, is the first president of the Foundation


Our missions

The Foundation provides financial support for a wide range of projects (books, films, research projects, etc.)


Our organisation

The Foundation has put in place the organisation required for rigorous and transparent management