#StolenMemory in Paris
Together with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, we are pleased to announce the first stop on the French tour of the #StolenMemory traveling exhibition, which opens in Paris on June 27, 2023.
Personal belongings that the Nazis confiscated from prisoners on arrival when they were admitted to German concentration camps have been in storage at the Arolsen Archives since the 1960s. The Arolsen Archives launched the #StolenMemory campaign to encourage volunteers to help them search for the families of the persecutees and return these objects to them. More than 700 families have been found since the campaign began in 2016.
The multimedia #StolenMemory exhibition provides information on the fates of ten victims of Nazi persecution from all over Europe and shows photos of the objects that were stolen from them. QR codes enable visitors to access interviews with relatives, where they talk about what the return of their loved ones’ belongings still means to them today. The container exhibition makes remembrance of the victims of Nazi terror a more tangible experience and invites visitors to actively participate in this important commemorative project which aims to reunite the personal belongings of concentration camp prisoners with their rightful owners.
The exhibition will be open to the public on the Place du Panthéon until July 12, 2023.
Place du Panthéon,
75005 Paris, France
Opening event : June 27, 2023, 6pm