Inter-museum themes


Inter-museum themes

The inter-museum programmes are divided between visits and workshops.
They entail a day spent at each site.

For further information and reservations, contact the Maison d’Izieu secretarial office.
Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 87 21 05

For information on the programmes and their content, contact the Teaching Department.
Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 87 20 08

• French Shoah Memorial / Maison d’Izieu

Three thematic programmes are available for these two memorials.

  • Refugee children and hidden children.
    For students aged 10 to 12.

At the Maison d’Izieu, the students visit the site and watch the film Avec les enfants? by Christian Delage, along with extracts from the Klaus Barbie trial relating to the Izieu raid. They then attend workshops based on children’s letters and the “voices of Izieu” recording.
During the workshop at the French Shoah Memorial, the students learn about the phases by which Jewish people were excluded from French society during the Occupation. They also cross paths with two girls who were refugees at Izieu.


  • From mutual assistance to armed combat
    For students aged 14 to 15.

At the Maison d’Izieu, children visit the site, watch the films then learn how people helped the refugee children at the Izieu home.
At the French Shoah Memorial, they participate in the thematic visit concerning the different forms of resistance in France, then learn about the chain of actions that helped save 108 children at the Vénissieux camp.

  • Developing remembrance
    For students aged 16 to 18

At the French Shoah Memorial, the students visit the site. Then, based on videos and analysis of images from memorials in France and Europe, they explore the links between memory and history.
At the Maison d’Izieu, they visit the site, watch the films then study the plaques and steles to understand how the memory of this place has changed over time.


Rate: 150 euros (75 euros for each institution)
Financial aid available for travel expenses; contact each institution separately.

Information and reservations: 2 months minimum in advance
French Shoah Memorial – Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 38
Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 1 pm
Maison d’Izieu – Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 87 21 05


Mémorial de la Shoah – Paris

• Musée départemental d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Ain et du Haut-Jura [Ain Department museum of the French Resistance and the deportation] / Maison d’Izieu


Both of these museums are located in the Ain Department, and both are places of history and remembrance. They approach the history of the Second World War in a complementary fashion.
They have been developing cultural and educational partnerships and teacher training initiatives for several years.
They offer inter-museum programmes to students that consist of workshops in the following theme areas:

  • Being a child during the Occupation
  • Assistance offered to people who were persecuted
    and hunted down
  • Deportations

Information and reservations:
Departmental museum (in Nantua) – Tel.: +33 (0)4 74 75 07 50
Maison d’Izieu – Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 87 21 05


Musée départemental d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Ain et du Haut-Jura