Shoah Foundation


Shoah Foundation

Shoah foundations are organizations that are formed to further the remembrance of the Holocaust of World War II. There are currently two major foundations that are internationally active.

Major Shoah Foundations

In 1994, Steven Spielberg founded the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (original title), a nonprofit organization established to record testimonies in video format of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust.

Between 1994 and 1999, the Foundation conducted nearly 52,000 interviews in 56 countries and in 32 languages. Interviewees included Jewish survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, homosexual survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants.

Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah was formed in 2000, with recovered money from the property taken from French Jews during World War II. The Foundation’s mission is to support projects in all areas of history and research into the Shoah, education and transmission, memory, solidarity and Jewish cultureWho We Are. The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah Web Site. [http://www.fondationshoah.info/FMS/spip.php?rubrique19&lang=en] ] . The Foundation is often represented internationally by their Présidente d’honneur, Mme. Simone Veil, a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp who later became the first directly elected President of the European Parliament.

The DNA Shoah Project [http://www.dnashoah.org] has started a genetic database of people whose family members - grandparents, aunts, cousins - were victims of the Holocaust. The Project is intended to reunite living family members and eventually help identify anonymous remains which may still lie in anonymous graves throughout Europe.

In Popular Culture

Dwight from The Office said that when he tried to visit his grandfather in Argentina, his travel visa was protested by the Shoah Foundation.

References

External links

* [http://www.college.usc.edu/vhi/ USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education Web Site]
* [http://www.fondationshoah.info/FMS/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=2.com&lang=en Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah Web Site]


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