AND THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION
The Maison d’Izieu, memorial to the exterminated Jewish children
A place of remembrance, education and life in order to understand crimes against humanity and to act against all forms of discrimination.
Located in the south of Bugey, only 35 minutes from Chambéry and 1 hour from Lyon, Bourg-en-Bresse, Grenoble or Annecy, the Maison d’Izieu is a unique place that makes a complex contemporary history accessible to all: the Shoah in France during the Second World War; the birth of an international justice system and how it has functioned up to the present day; the construction of a memory of crimes against humanity.
Today, it is a place of welcome and vigilance that intends to deliver a universal message and act against all forms of intolerance and racism.
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The Sabine Zlatin collection
Texts and drawings by the children of Izieu
The Sabine Zlatin collection includes 71 drawings and ornamented letters which have been kept in the Prints and photography department of the French National Library (BnF) since 1993.
A few weeks after the roundup, Sabine Zlatin comes back to Izieu. She saves all the documents left in the ransacked house : letters and drawings made by the children as well as administrative papers.
In 1993, Sabine Zlatin gives these documents to the BnF. Upon her death, the Maison d’Izieu becomes her universal beneficiary and reproductions of many of her documents are now exhibited at the Izieu memorial museum.
The French National Library via its digital library Gallica and the Maison d’Izieu are now offering you the possibility to view a part of the collection online through 51 of its documents. The Sabine Zlatin collection has been invited to join the « Memory of the World » Programme carried by European institutions. It is awaiting for recognition by the UNESCO.