April 1998: at the end of a historical trial, 6 months long, Maurice Papon was sentenced to 10 years of criminal imprisonment for his role in the arrest of 1,600 Jews while he was secretary general of the prefecture of Gironde between 1942 and 1944. This trial at the assizes marked the minds:
Because he is the first, and only, of a Vichy official for complicity in crimes against humanity.
Because many witnesses were called to the stand.
Because justice had to finally be done.
At the time, Riss followed the entire trial for Charlie Hebdo, tracing the intensity of this historic moment through more than 400 court drawings. With his keen sense of observation, his causticity always on the side of the victims and his incomparable talent, the draftsman gives us to see every moment of this unique judicial moment.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the trial, Riss and the Shoah Memorial propose to discover a selection of these never exhibited drawings.
Scientific commission: Laurent Joly, research director at the CNRS.
Cultural Activities Manager: Sophie Nagiscarde
Coordination of the exhibition: Lucile Lignon, head of temporary exhibitions, Shoah Memorial, assisted by Zoé Schocké, Clara Lainé and François Breloy.
Graphic design and scenography: Doc Levin/ Jeanne Triboul
Free admission, on the 3rd floor of the Shoah Memorial in Paris