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Silent Saviours. A film by Christian Frey and Susanne Wittek
2017

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.

Screenshot from Saving Auschwitz? A film by Jonathan Hayoun
2017

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?

Éditions Le Manuscrit / Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah - 2007

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.

The Smuggler and Her Charges. A film by Michaël Prazan
Available on DVD and VoD - 2017

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 Maestro, In Search of the Last Music
2017

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.

The French Government is particularly committed to the principles and aims of the Stockholm Declaration and is determined to constantly develop and enhance its approach to education, remembrance and research into the Holocaust. As home to Europe’s largest Jewish community, France is particularly involved in remembrance work, as well as in combating every form of antisemitism nationally and internationally.