Call for manuscripts – "Testimony of the Shoah" series

The Foundation publishes a collection of testimonies in partnership with Éditions Le Manuscrit and Storylab. The goal is to preserve and disseminate first-hand accounts by victims of the persecution of the Jews during the Second World War. The collection presents heretofore unpublished or unavailable texts by French-speaking Holocaust survivors, whether they were deported, interned or hidden in France or in other countries.

Before publication, each testimony is submitted for review to a reading committee chaired by Serge Klarsfeld. Comprising Holocaust historians and former deportees, it is the scientific and moral guarantor of the works published.

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The "Testimony of the Shoah” series publishes the accounts of Jews persecuted by the Nazis and their collaborators. Whether they were deported, interned or hidden during the war, the authors recount their personal experiences, shedding additional light on the various aspects of the unprecedented crime of the Holocaust.

The series provides the public with texts that have not been published before or that have become unavailable.

Published by Le Manuscrit, in partnership with Storylab, the testimonies are available in a selection of bookstores and on the Internet, in paper or digital format. 

The Reading Committee

A Reading Committee comprising historians and recognized figures, guarantors of the texts’ quality, reviews testimonies submitted to the Foundation. The committee pays special attention to manuscripts that faithfully and sincerely retell the events experienced by the authors.

The Reading Committee includes :

Serge Klarsfeld, president
Stéphane Amélineau, teacher librerian
Claude Bochurberg, reporter, member of the FFDJF
Alexandre Doulut, historian
Katy Hazan (OSE), historian
Michel Laffitte, historian
Dominique Missika, historian
Denis Peschanski, historian

Proposing a testimony

Authors or heirs wishing to have a testimony published in the “Testimony of the Shoah” series can send the Foundation their manuscript, which must be accompanied, if possible, by a digital file in Word format and the duly completed information request.

The information request that must be filled (doc, in French)

All of these materials must be sent to the Foundation simultaneously by post and email.


Project Manager
Mr Philippe Weyl
Email :
Mrs Léna Talvy
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 63 20

Postal address

Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah
Collection Témoignages de la Shoah
10 avenue Percier
75008 Paris