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.
Upon rising to power in Germany in 1933, Adolf Hitler set up concentration camps to imprison opponents to his regime. In less than ten years, these already lethal camps gave way to death camps, the scenes of inhumanity and genocide unparalleled in human history.
The German invasion in 1940 is the beginning of a struggle for life for the Jews in France. Still, 75% of them survive the holocaust. This documentary recounts the circumstances of their rescue – and the civil resistance of numerous “Silent Saviours” who made this possible.
For 70 years, the site of Auschwitz, which has become the dreadful incarnation of the Shoah, is a theater of diversions and confrontations, plundering, attempts to exploit and rewrite its history. Beyond the historical facts, this film revisits numerous questions: what to do with the Auschwitz site? What purpose should it serve?
This book collects all the speeches given by Simone Veil as president of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah from 2002 to 2007. As a survivor of Auschwitz, she speaks from the bottom of her heart and her own memory, matured and enhanced by her national and international political experience.
Documentary filmmaker Michaël Prazan’s captivating and personal detective story uncovers the truth behind his father’s childhood escape from Nazi-occupied France, which was made possible by a female smuggler with mysterious motivations.
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 “Testimonies 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
Shoah. The series provides the public with texts that have not been published before or that have become
At Barletta, Italy, a quiet but determined hero has brought to life an entire history of forgotten music. For over 20 years, Francesco Lotoro, a professional pianist, has scoured Europe to discover and record music composed clandestinely in World War II.
This eight-part series examines the history of the Shoah from the rise of the Nazi power to the Final Solution and the discovery of the camps and its impact on the post-war world. With the participation of some 50 leading university scholars, it presents the latest findings in historical research while remaining accessible to the widest possible public.