Memorial sites

From 1940 to 1945, both the occupied and the free zone were covered by numerous internment camps for the "undesirable" population, particularly Jews and Travellers. Today, some of these camps have been transformed into memorial museums, alongside sheltering places among which the Foundation has been able to support renovations, memorial trails, permanent and temporary exhibitions etc. The Memorial of the Shoah in Paris is the main memorial centre in France and oversees a certain number of other memory places: the Drancy Memorial, the Cercil in Orléans, the Chambon-sur-Lignon, the centre Jules-Isaac in Clermont-Ferrand and finaly the Pithiviers trainstation.