Last minute notice: due to the health situation linked to the pandemy, and the measures taken by the European countries to contain it, the ceremony initially scheduled on 27 January at the Elysée Palace for Convoi 77 will be postponed. Venue to be announced later on.
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Presentation of the european Project Convoi 77
Georges Mayer, president of Convoi 77 association, explains the project in this I24News’ video.
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European project Convoi 77
To teach Shoah and second world war history through individual fates
VILLES & VILLAGES
Each group will determine its objectives, its method of work, and the division of tasks among its members.
Alone or in a group, students will go to the town hall, consult the local archives, look for witnesses, photos, documents.
High school students will be able to know and better understand the historical events that took place in their immediate environment, while allowing the memory of deportees of the convoy 77 to be forgotten.
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Remembering the victims of the Holocaust is a historical obligation for every European. The lessons of the past must not be forgotten. “Never again” starts with remembrance, with passing to the next generation the stories behind the unthinkable numbers of murdered people.
With less and less survivors able to tell their personal stories of the horrible crimes and their survival, it is our duty to keep the memory alive. When we give faces to the numbers, we prevent those that perished to disappear in oblivion. “Convoy 77” does just that. In a unique and very impressive way it opens our eyes to the fact that behind every victim, there is a story of a life to be told.Katharina von Schnurbein Katharina von Schnurbein Coordinator on combating Antisemitism - European Commission
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Ce sont des personnes qui laissent peu de traces derrière elles…Ce que l’on sait d’elles se résume souvent à une simple adresse. Et cette précision topographique contraste avec ce que l’on ignorera pour toujours de leur vie – ce blanc, ce bloc d’inconnu et de silence…Patrik Modiano extrait de Dora Bruder
The EU welcomes the commitment by the Association Convoy 77 to teach the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War. Thanks to the active participation of European countries in this project, younger generations will learn that preserving the memory of the Shoah is fundamental to safeguarding European values of tolerance and opennessAmbassador Emanuele GIAUFRET Szef delegacji Unii Europejskiej w Izraelu
The association Fils et Filles des Déportés Juifs de France enthusiastically supports the initiative of Georges Mayer and the association Convoy 77 he created. European project Convoy 77 is innovatory on a European scale and will bring positive results in terms of pedagogy, education and public spiritedness.
I truly think the research and work the students are going to undertake with their teachers’ help will fascinate them, and inspire them in their European civic training.Serge Klarsfeld
I do believe that to listen to a witness is to become a witness in turn. Memory is there to protect us, but we must maintain it, nourish it.Elie Wiesel
La Shoah ne doit représenter seulement des millions de victimes, mais une victime, plus une victime, afin que soient restitués à chacune d’entre elles son état civil, son itinéraire, sa dignité: qu’elles soient extraites de l’oubli et de l’anonymat pour que, d’objets de l’histoire, ces noms redeviennent des sujets de l’histoire.Serge Klarsfeld Mémoires p 671 Fayard 2015