Itinerant exhibitions

Enfants juifs réfugiés à Izieu

Itinerant exhibitions

Working alone or in partnership, the Maison d’Izieu has created different travelling exhibitions on themes related to the history of the Izieu home.

These exhibitions are made freely available to schools, cultural centres, museums, libraries, etc. according to availability.
The loan is free of charge but transport and insurance must be covered by the borrowing entity.

Contact: Claire Mayeur

La colonie d’Izieu, mai 1943-6 avril 1944 (Maison d’Izieu)

• Izieu home, May 1943-April 1944
Photographs from the Maison d’Izieu archives

The 40 photos in this exhibition come from the Maison d’Izieu archives and private collections owned by witnesses and other figures. Most of them were taken during the summer of 1943. Seven photographs were taken on 26th March 1944, 12 days before the raid. Some of the children photographed were victims of the raid on 6th April 1944, but others are what we refer to as “former Izieu children”, who left the home before the raid.
These photographs capture daily life and express the apparent carefree feeling of a normal children’s home: group photos, theatre productions, outdoor games, potato peeling, grooming, washing, letter distribution, etc.


40 photographic prints on baryta paper, 40 cm x 50 cm, including legends, without frames, framing to be provided by borrower
Insured value: 110 euros per print, i.e. for 40 prints, 4400 euros
1 package, 45 x 55 x 6 cm cardboard box, 4 kg
The number of prints can be adjusted according to the borrower’s hanging space.

Mannheim - Izieu - Auschwitz

• Mannheim – Izieu – Auschwitz


Amongst the hundred or so Jewish children who stayed at the Izieu home between May 1943 and 6th April 1944, several came from Germany. Four of the children who were victims of the raid came from Mannheim.
In 2001-2002, as part of a French-German exchange, secondary school students from Mannheim and Lyon conducted historical research into the lives of these four children, an initiative of the Maison d’Izieu supported by the Archives of the City of Mannheim.
Their work led to a bilingual exhibition in 2003. It retraces the lives of Sami Adelsheimer, Max Leiner, Fritz Loebmann and Otto Wertheimer, young German Jews ranging in age from 5 to 15 and originally from Mannheim. All four were expelled from Germany and deported to France.


21 bilingual French-German panels in colour, double-sided, laminated, with two mounting holes at top and bottom, including:
15 panels measuring 0.90 x 1.20 m and 6 panels measuring 0.45 x 1.20 m
Allow for 18 m of linear hanging space
Insured value: 3000 euros
1 package consisting of a 103 cm tube, 25 cm diameter, 17 kg

1945, ouverture des camps

• 1945 – Liberation of the camps


Presented for the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the camps, this exhibition, created by historian Anne Grynberg, evokes the following themes: Concentration camps, extermination camps, differences – Who knew? – The return of the deportees, rebuilding a life – Questions of remembrance.
Archival photographs, maps, press articles, testimony and drawings illustrate the historical texts of each sequence.


10 double-sided colour panels, laminated, with two mounting holes at top and bottom:
1 title poster measuring 0.45 x 1.23 m
8 posters measuring 0.90 x 1.23 m
1 poster measuring 0.45 x 1.23 m
Insured value: 1500 euros
1 package consisting of a 100 cm tube, 16 cm diameter, 7 kg

Les enfants juifs de la Villa Emma à Nonantola

• Jewish children of the Villa Emma at Nonantola (1942-1943)


This bilingual exhibition (French and Italian) retraces the history of the Villa Emma at Nonantola (Italy) and the lives of the Jewish children from Germany and Eastern Europe who, fleeing Nazi and anti-Semitic persecution, took shelter there from 1942 to 1943. Hidden by the inhabitants of Nonantola when the German troops arrived in September 1943, they were able to enter Switzerland. Most then went on to Palestine.


12 rigid panels with four mounting holes at each corner, 80 x 100 cm
Insured value: 2200 euros
1 wooden crate measuring 10 x 86 x 113 cm, 30 kg


• Janusz Korczak: Response of a paediatrician and humanist to the Shoah


Janusz Korczak (1878-1942), a children’s author, paediatrician, and child pedagogue, was known in Poland and elsewhere in Europe before the war for his innovative ideas on education and children’s rights.
In addition to retracing his career and life, the exhibition presents his thinking.
It was created and produced by the Israeli museum Lohamei Haghetaot – Yad Layeled (Ghetto Fighter’s House Museum – Children’s Museum-Memorial).
The exhibition includes an educational kit.


20 panels measuring 47 (h) x 66 cm (w) in rigid PVC (1 mm thick)
Hanging with S hooks – approximately 15 linear metres
Insured value: 1500 euros
1 wooden crate measuring 16 x 70 x 87 cm, 25 kg

Si je t’oublie...

• Si je t’oublie… (If I forget you…)
Photos by Luc Mary-Rabine
Texts by Viviane Rabine

The artists ask questions about deportation sites today: In what way are they places of remembrance? What do they tell us about our history and our present?
“Luc Mary-Rabine photographs the physical traces of Nazi evil, this ideology that could not tolerate difference and killed those who were different: the mentally ill, Resistance fighters, Jews, Freemasons, gypsies, Russians.
Viviane Rabine evokes the subjective scars of someone born when everything is over, someone who is not a victim.
Si je t’oublie… explores the viewpoint of generations born after the Second World War: everything has been written, nothing can be done to prevent this, one is powerless, except to watch, except to say… if I forget you…”
(presentation of the exhibition catalogue, published by Éditions Luce Wilquin)


91 original “vintage” prints on baryta paper, 30 x 30 cm, framed under glass in black wood, 50 x 40 cm
15 photographs on baryta paper, 96 x 92 cm (on aluminium in “exhibition frames” which reproduce the framed prints)
Texts by Viviane Rabine provided as a PDF file to be printed
Total insured value: (400 euros x 91) + (2500 euros x 15) = 73,900 euros
5 wooden crates, total weight of 330 kg: 1×90 kg crate (H = 104 cm, W = 54 cm, L = 95 cm) and 4×60 kg crates (H = 61 cm, W = 46 cm, L = 71 cm)
The exhibition can be adapted according to hanging space.