HISTORICAL CONTEXT

In order to better understand the context of the personal stories collected on this site, we have selected a series of articles from the Mémorial de la Shoah, Yad Vashem and MV&R. The MV&R is an online scientific publication specializing in the study of massacres, genocides, and the local resistance they generate, and whose goal is to provide reliable information on events that are sometimes difficult to document and that remain deeply rooted in individual and collective memories. It relies on an interdisciplinary academic network based in Paris at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) and the Centre d'histoire de l'Institut Politique, also known as Sciences Po.
The Holocaust in France

From the Yad Vashem website
Chronology of Repression and Persecution in Occupied France, 1940-44

From Sciences Po
The Drancy Camp

From Sciences Po By Laffitte Michel
The Vélodrome d'hiver Round-up: July 16 & 17, 1942

From Sciences Po By Laffitte Michel
Key Dates of the Holocaust

From Mémorial de la Shoah. In French.
Timeline of the Holacaust

From Echoes & Reflections: Teaching the Holacaust
Glossary

From Echoes & Reflections: Teaching the Holacaust
Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe

An atlas of the Shtetl
Map of the Metro System (1944)

Mémorial de la Shoah