Born into a modest Jewish family living on the borders of Romania and Hungary, Elisabeth was deported to Auschwitz in June 1944. The only survivor of her family, she chose France for her new life and founded a large family with her husband, whom she met during the bombing.
Memory - Projects
Twenty-five years ago, on April 7, 1994, the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began. For 100 days, nearly a million people were brutally massacred. In order to honour the memory of the victims and recall the immensity of this crime, ceremonies are organized by the Ibuka association in France.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Barbie trial, the Maison d'Izieu organized in May 2017 a day of meetings and exchanges with five major players in the hearings and seven eminent European historians, lawyers and political representatives. This book presents a transcription of these reflections.
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.
About 600,000 Jews from Hungary were murdered during the Shoah. To give its name back to each of these men, women and children, the International Institute of Yad Vashem has launched a major research project.
A place of history and remembrance open to all, the Maison d’Izieu Memorial perpetuates the memory of the Jewish children and adults who found refuge there from May 1943 until the raid on 6th April 1944.
The Tuschinski Theater of Amsterdam was born from a foolish dream; the one of Abraham Icek Tuschinski who left his shtetl from Poland and settled in Rotterdam where he decided to built a cathedral-like cinema hall. But the Nazis will make Tuschinski’s dream turn into a nightmare.
Aram and Virginia, an Armenian couple from the diaspora, transmit an ancestral tradition of chant which is in danger of disappearing to a troupe of European actors. They take the company on a trip to Anatolia where the Armenian civilization has been destroyed.
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.