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.
The 900 Holocaust audio interviews and transcripts have been archived at the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They include interviews with child survivors of the Holocaust, children of Nazis and observers of Nazi persecution, conducted in the early 1960s.
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.
Simone Veil and Emmanuel Hoog, head of the National Audiovisual Institute, announced the completion of the first programme ‘Testimonies of the Shoah', a collection of 115 audiovisual testimonies of former deportees, hidden children, Resistance workers, Justes and other witnesses of the period of Occupation.