Seminar for Greek teachers at the Maison d’Izieu

The fate of Jewish children during the Shoah in France 1943-1944

From 3 to 6 July 2023 at the Maison d’Izieu

The Maison d’Izieu has welcomed 25 teachers from Greece, for a seminar on the fate of Jewish children in France during the Second World War. This seminar, which was co-organised with Yad Vashem, is part of a long-standing partnership with the Israeli memorial that organises trainings for European teachers each year, to sensibiliser them about topics related to History, memory and the education about the Shoah.

The seminar’s program:

  • Visit of the House and the permanent exhibition
  • Presentation of the archives and the temporary exhibition with original objects “The year 1943 in the Home, from the collections of the Maison d’Izieu”
  • Lecture by the historian Sylvie Altar “Being Jewish in the region of Lyon during the war”
  • Lecture by Brigitte Sion, President of the scientific council and international expert on museums, memorials and material cultural heritage, “What is a memorial today? Comparative study”.
  • Presentation of the educational activities at the Maison d’izieu
  • Educational workshops “How was written the History of the children of Izieu” and “The history of St. Louis”

Visit to the Historical Centre of Resistance and Deportation in Lyon