Students from Düsseldorf (Germany) at the Maison d’Izieu

On Tuesday 4 June we had the pleasure of welcoming a group of German students from the University of Düsseldorf at the Maison d’Izieu. One part of the students study History, the other part study French language and culture.

As part of a seminar about French literature about the Second World War, the students, accompanied by their professors, are on a trip to discover memory culture in France. For this reason, they visit different memorial sites, including the Maison d’Izieu.

Our German ASF-volunteer Johanna accompanied them in their visit through the house and the museum. She then showed them excerpts of the trial against Klaus Barbie. Lesser known in Germany, it awakened interest and curiosity.

The students and their professors asked many questions about the different topics addressed throughout the visit. It was interesting to see how German and French perspectives could differ or agree.

After the visit, an improvised time of exchange took place between the students and Johanna and Franziska, our German communication intern, who covered the visit.