France

Member country since: 1999

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), 16 July (Anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup)


Ambassador Delphine Borione (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs) – Head of Delegation

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

Philippe Allouche (Foundation for the Remembrance of the Shoah) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

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

Georges Mayer (Convoi 77) – Education Working Group

Gabrielle Rochmann (Foundation for the Remembrance of the Shoah) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Claude Singer (Mémorial de la Shoah) – Education Working Group

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

Christian Melka (Memorial Site of Les Milles Camp) – Education Working Group

Marco Gonzales (Yahad in Unum) – Academic Working Group

Michal Chojak (Yahad - in Unum) – Academic Working Group

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

Thomas Sélégny (Projet Aladin) – Education Working Group

Nicolas Sadoul (La Fondation du Camp des Milles) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Alexandre Nugues-Bourchat (Fondation du camps des Mille) – 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.

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