Throughout the school year, students and apprentices at five Normandy high schools participated in a Holocaust education program. In January, the Shoah Memorial organized a journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the keynote of this program launched by the Basse-Normandie region in partnership with the Caen Board of Education.
The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah believes that educational excursions to the places where Jews were interned, deported and exterminated during the Second World War supplement classroom teaching.
Experience shows that these trips help the participants understand the Holocaust’s specificity better.
To encourage such initiatives, the Foundation can grant financial aid after reviewing an application. It pays particular attention to the preparation of these trips and to the students works.
The Foundation only funds excursions in France or abraod intended for teachers or students whose program includes the Holocaust.
Since 1995, second-to-last year students at the Lycée Henri-Bergson in Angers have participated in a year-long educational project on the Holocaust and the Resistance. This year’s theme was "Historical and Memorial Sites of the Resistance, the Holocaust and the Gypsy Genocide, from Anjou to Krakow". In 2014, they followed in the deportees’ footsteps to Poland.