Participate in the European project “Convoi 77″
The European project “Convoi 77″ aims at piecing together the personal life story of each of the 1321 deportees of the last large convoy that left from Drancy to Auschwitz on July 31, 1944.
We already have pieces of information for 400 deportees only.
We know nearly nothing about the 900 remaining. The task is a huge one.
Thanks to the contribution of thousands of students in France and across Europe, we want to achieve it.
European project Convoi 77
Teaching the history of the Holocaust and of the Second World War from a different angle
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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.
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…
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 openness
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.
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.
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.