France and Judaïsm series
This series is organized in partnership with the World Jewish Congress and the Musée de l’Art et Histoire du Judaïsme in Paris. Shading light on less known episodes, we will gather key actors, intellectuals and institutions, including the Neue Galerie and the World’s Jewish Museum.
Conference 934: Following 2000 years of Jewish heritage in France: what can the archaeology tell us?
Jews have lived in France since the Antiquity, playing a defining role in society and culture. The Consulate general of France, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ) in Paris, and the World Jewish Congress, joined forces to shed light on less known episodes of the history of judaism in France and on the situation nowadays.
As part of our series of conferences “France and Judaism: 2,000 years of Intertwined History,” Pascale Samuel, curator at the MahJ, led a conference about one of the most remarkable artistic movement of the twentieth century.
In Nazi-occupied France, nearly 75 % of the Jews were able to survive the Holocaust despite of the complicity of the Vichy government with the German authorities. This can be explained by a number of factors, particularly the implementation of rescue networks by the Jews themselves, with the help of the population in certain "refuge" regions.