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.
Projects initated by the Foundation
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.
The "Témoignages de la Shoah" series is a collection of first-hand accounts by victims of anti-Jewish persecution during the Second World War. The authors - former deportees, internees, hidden children, members of the Resistance, etc. - help shed light on various aspects of the unprecedented crime that was the Holocaust. In partnership with La Manuscrit / Storylab, the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah publishes the testimonies wich are available in both paper and digital format.
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.
Dans le cadre de ses missions, la Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah contribue à faire connaître la culture juive, culture dont des pans entiers furent anéantis durant la Shoah. Dans cette perspective et à la demande des enseignants, elle a initié en 2007 un programme de formations à destination des professeurs de lycées. Conçues par Gérard Rabinovitch, chercheur au CNRS, en partenariat avec l’Education nationale, ces formations sont basées sur le volontariat.
On January 18th, 2007 President Jacques Chirac, at the invitation of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah and its president, Simone Veil, pays homage, in the name of the people of France, to the Justes of France and all those anonymous French men and women who saved the lives of Jews during the Occupation. The ceremony will be a reminder of the fact that the lives of three quarters of the Jews of France were saved during that period.
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.
On the initiative of Serge Klarsfeld, the Foundation has financed and organised the reconstruction of the Judenrampe, the platform at Auschwitz where convoys of Jews from France and elsewhere in Europe arrived up until March 1944.
The Auschwitz Album, published jointly by the Foundation and the publishing house Editions Al Dante, consists of a collection of almost 200 photographs, taken by members of the SS in May and June 1944, during the massive deportation of Hungarian Jews to Birkenau.
La Mairie de Paris, en partenariat avec la Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah a distribué à chaque lycéen parisien de première et de terminale un DVD comprenant le documentaire Les Survivants de Patrick Rotman, et de nombreux documents permettant de remettre en contexte les différentes étapes de la déportation de 76000 Juifs en France.