Anna Hájková, a former fellow of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, has published in an American edition the results of her research on the social history of the Thersienstadt camp between 1941 and 1945.
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 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.
In the immediate post-war period, the French National Railways (SNCF) was celebrated for its acts of heroism. However, recent debates have revealed the ways the SNCF was actively complicit in the deportation of 75,000 people. Sarah Federman delves into the interconnected roles—perpetrator, victim, and hero—the company took on during the Shoah.
The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah backs various projects in six areas: research on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and other genocides; transmitting the memory of the Holocaust; teaching about the Holocaust; promoting and passing on Jewish culture; solidarity with Holocaust survivors; fighting anti-Semitism; and fostering intercultural dialogue.
Help for survivors