Remembering the history of the Shoah and its implications is a priority for the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. It supports most of the major museum projects concerning the internment, deportation and rescue of Jews in France and contributes to the conservation and transmission of witness accounts. The foundation also supports projects involving the memory of other genocides.
In the summer of 1939, a major survey was launched by three Harvard professors among the Germans who had gone into exile after Hitler came to power. This film makes us hear the voices of those women and men who managed to flee the Nazi country in time.
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.
Proposing a project
The committee reviews proposals for memorial initiatives (commemorations, plaques, markers, etc.) and projects (films, books, exhibitions, plays, etc.) that transmit the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to the French-speaking public. The Foundation also funds projects to rehabilitate memorial sites in France.
Monday 7 September 2020