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.
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.
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.
September 1st, 2021