As part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure * (EHRI) program, the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris is organizing a study day devoted to “Escape and rescue routes: France Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy: Exile, passages, borders … 1938-1944”.
Between the end of July and the beginning of August 2017, the Shoah Memorial organized in collaboration with the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Vilnius a methodological seminar on new sources and perspectives of investigation under the title “The Nazi occupation and the extermination of the European Jews.
→ 30 July – 4 August, 2017, University of Trieste, Italy (Department of Humanities)
Pictures of the opening reception of the exhibition at the Mobile Museum, Alabama (USA)
From April 19 to 21, the Jewish Community of Banja Luka held a training seminar for 30 Bosnian teachers about the history of the Holocaust and mass killings in the Balkans during World War II.
Martin Gray, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Treblinka extermination camp who fought with the Soviet Army, was best known for his best-seller For Those I Loved (1971), written with Max Gallo. He died on the night between Sunday and Monday, two days before his 94th birthday. The Shoah Memorial pays him tribute.
A network of Holocaust Places of Remembrance in France bringing together 11 institutions was officially launched on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Ministry of National Education and the Shoah Memorial. The goal: to strengthen cooperation between members and train young “ambassadors of memory”.
In Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, the Shoah Memorial led a two-day seminar for ministerial officials on integrating lessons about genocide and mass killings into school curricula.
International Workshop within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)
The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) invites you to participate in an international workshop on Holocaust archival film footage to be held at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem on September 19-21, 2016.
February 15, 2016, Ferrara (Italy) – The Institute for Contemporary History in Ferrara, the Shoah Memorial and the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Holocaust MEIS in Ferrara held an international Conference of Historical and Historiographical Studies on “Jewish resistance in Europe”
On Friday, February 19, 2016, the Shoah Memorial and the Lyon Appeals Court signed an agreement to set up a citizenship course led by the Memorial’s teams for people convicted of committing racist or anti-Semitic crimes.
The “Sport in Europe during the War (1936-1948)” exhibition presented by the Shoah Memorial opened in Genoa, Italy on 31 January. Many visitors came to the event and student groups now visit the exhibition. Nearly 200 people attended Paul Dietschy’s lectures on February 1 (see videos and photos below): “Sport in Nazi Germany: the Example of Football in Propaganda and Racism” and “The Challenge of the Stadium: Fascist Sport in Europe in the Thirties”.
On January 28, 2016, the exhibition “After the Holocaust. Survivors and Refugees, 1944-1947″ opened at the Shoah Memorial in the presence of European Parliament President Martin Schulz, historian and exhibition curator Henry Rousso, Shoah Memorial President Eric de Rothschild and Shoah Memorial Director Jacques Fredj.
On January 31, David Saltiel, President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, and Jacques Fredj, Director of the Shoah Memorial, signed an agreement to create a Holocaust museum and educational center in Thessaloniki. The Shoah Memorial will provide expertise and assistance as part of the accord, which was signed in the presence of the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, the Consul General of France and the Director of the French Institute of Thessaloniki, Christophe Le Rigoleur. The signing took place on the sidelines of a ceremony to honor the Holocaust’s victims in Thessaloniki.
The Shoah Memorial is trying to establish a list of Jews who were deported from France and returned.
On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Assembly President Simonetta Saliera opened the exhibition “Genocides of the 20th Century” (I genocidi del XX secolo), presented by the Shoah Memorial, in Bologna. Present, among others, were Daniele De Paz, president of the Jewish Community of Bologna, Mgr. Giovanni Silvagni, Vicar of the Curia of Bologna, and Yassim Lafram, president of the Islamic Community of Bologna.