Learn about France’s efforts to advance education, remembrance, and research on the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma.

Joined the IHRA


International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January

Anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup

16 July

See a list of France's delegation members

Isabelle Rome (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs) – Head of Delegation

Thomas Piana (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Bruno Boyer (Mémorial de la Shoah) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Dominique Trimbur (Foundation for the Remembrance of the Shoah) – Academic Working Group

Christian Melka (Memorial Site of Les Milles Camp)

Michal Chojak (Yahad – in Unum) – Academic Working Group, Committee on the Genocide of the Roma

Mattéo Cian (Yahad in unum)  –  Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial

Dominique Vidaud (Maison d’Izieu)  – Education Working Group 

Philippe Mosse (La Fondation du Camp des Milles) – Education Working Group

Lena Casiez (La Fondation du Camp des Milles) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

France’s accession to the IHRA offered an opportunity to create a network of national Holocaust experts, ensuring more efficient sharing of information between institutions and wider dissemination of activities in the areas of Holocaust teaching, research and remembrance. These discussions have also laid the foundation for enhanced educational work and a closer partnership between the authorities and the various remembrance sites in France. This, in turn, has formalized ties through an international network which has been enriched over the years, thus preventing educational and memorial activities from becoming nothing more than rituals.

In January 2023, the French Government presented an action plan against antisemitism.

Recent news

Resources in French

Working Definitions & Charters

La définition opérationnelle de l’antisémitisme

L’Alliance internationale pour la mémoire de l’Holocauste (IHRA) rassemble des gouvernements et des experts dans le but de renforcer et de promouvoir l’éducation, le travail de mémoire et la recherche sur l’Holocauste et de mettre en œuvre les engagements de la déclaration de Stockholm de 2000.

Recommendations & Guidelines

Recommandations pour l’enseignement et l’étude de l’Holocauste/la Shoah

Bénéficiant de l’expertise de délégués de plus de 30 pays membres, les Recommandations de l’IHRA pour l’enseignement et l’étude de la Shoah ont pour objectif de fournir aux responsables politiques, aux professionnels et aux enseignants une base qui les aide à.