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On 13 July, 2017, some 50 experts, including representatives of governments, international organizations and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), met to discuss effective practices and educational approaches to addressing antisemitism at an event at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. The main focus of the event, organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and UNESCO, was the joint development of a guide for educational policy-makers.


On 10 May Yahad in Unum opened a exhibiiton at the Paris City Hall presenting the results of their research projects to investigate the fate of the Roma during Wolrd War II.


A conference on “Building up a Regional Network of Educational Policy-Makers” will be held at the Shoah Memorial in Paris on 6-7 November 2014.


The proceedings from the symposium “La Shoah en Europe du Sud-Est. Les Juifs en Bulgarie et dans les terres sous administration bulgare (1941-1944)/The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria and in Countries and Territories under Bulgarian State Administration during World War II (1941-1944)” have been released on the Mémorial de la Shoah’s website.


Le Mémorial de la Shoah is pleased to present an invitation for the international symposium “Holocaust in South-East Europe: The fate of Jews in Bulgaria, and in countries and territories under Bulgarian state administration during World War II.”


On 21 September 2012, French President François Hollande inaugurated the Shoah Memorial in Drancy.


Archives of the Prefecture of Police in Paris have been opened to the public for the first time in a new exhibition.


The National Society of French Railways (SNCF) signed an agreement with Yad Vashem on 23 May 2012 to increase research into the scope of deportations of Jews from France during the Holocaust.


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Yahad-In Unum in Paris, France, and the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, in Bucharest, have co-organized an international scholarly symposium on Holocaust-era mass graves to coincide with the anniversary of the 1941 pogrom in Iasi, Romania. 


A new website, operated by the Mémorial de la Shoah and the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français (SNCF; French National Railway Corporation), aims to assist Holocaust survivors living abroad with French compensation and restitution procedures.