As part of the revamping of its permanent exhibition, the Caen Memorial opened new spaces in 2010. The Foundation has supported this major project in which the Shoah plays an important part.
The Foundation particularly supported the development of the section entitled Genocide and mass violence. This room, the biggest in the "World war - Total war" section, 400m² altogether, gives an idea of the unheard-of climate of violence at whose heart mass killings and innumerable atrocities were perpetrated in both Europe and Asia-Pacific between 1937 and 1945.
The exhibition is organized around four themes:
- The destruction of the Jews of Europe and the Holocaust with bullets
- The death camps
- The fate of the Gypsies
- Mass violence
The Caen Memorial welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors per year and reaches a very large number of schoolchildren.