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Diputació de Barcelona

Diputació de Barcelona is a local government institution that promotes the progress and welfare of the citizens within its territory, the province of Barcelona.

Diputació de Barcelona primarily provides technical, financial and technological support to city councils to enable them to provide quality local services more evenly throughout the country. It coordinates municipal services and organizes public supramunicipal services.

Diputació de Barcelona, as a local government with a long tradition in networking, is considered entitled to drive and lead a project to recover the memory of one of the toughest episodes in the history of Europe. They try to help consolidate one of the main EU objectives, that is, to promote human rights inside and around the world: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, juridical state and respect for human rights are their core value.



The Shoah Memorial, Paris

The Shoah Memorial opened in January 2005 in Paris. This new institution is a bridge between women and men who suffered the Holocaust and those who have not experienced, either directly or through the mediation of their parents, that historical period. Enrolled in the continuity of Jewish memory, the Shoah Memorial opens a new stage in the transmission of the Holocaust memory and education, thanks to direct witnesses of the extermination of European Jews.

Besides the museum, it has a Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center founded during the World War II by Isaac Schneerson and Leon Poliakov to gather documentary evidence of the destruction of European Jews. Nowadays researchers can consult a rich background file.



ICRESS, Perpignan

ICRESS is the research laboratory in social sciences at University of Perpignan. Mainly its work is based on cross-border research programs. ICRESS has a multidisciplinary team working on research projects in social sciences at national, European and international level. It is specialized in the study of cross-border history, society and citizenship. It conducts research, seminars and studies on the border and the Pyrenees as a transit area of constant exiles in the twentieth century. It is positioned as an accredited centre for cross-border research in France, along with that in Strasbourg, to deal with academic and social requests between this country and Spain.


Topographie des Terrors, Berlin

In the late seventies the remains of buildings that had functioned as repressive system hubs of the Nazi regime (central Gestapo, SS prefecture, central Reich security office, etc.) were rediscovered. In 1987, during the 750th anniversary of the city, the area where the remains of buildings were found was opened to public and an exhibition known as the "Topography of Terror" was held in the exhibition hall. In 1992 the Topography of Terror Foundation was set up and since 1997 it is possible to visit an exhibition outdoors that go all over the remains recovered from Niederkirchnerstraße Street. The Topography of Terror is an institution with international reputation in the field of memorial work. It also includes a documentation centre and a specialized brand new library. It has worked and keeps working the German Terror during the Third Reich from a central place of memory in Berlin.



Universitat de Lleida, Lleida

The University of Lleida is a public facility of higher education specialized in teaching historical studies and research on an academic level. The university, by its History and Documentation Centre, has conducted numerous researches and broadcasting projects of the memory, as well as specific seminars and international conferences about history and memory. The university provides all the necessary to ensure accuracy while interacting with its contents.

The History and Documentation Service in University of Lleida has a decisive role in the study and broadcasting of the Jews history and their crossing through the western Pyrenees in Catalonia. The university itself began a research project to determine how many refugees entered through the crossings of the Pyrenees and it also participated in a project of public broadcasting of this history and memory by the museological creation of a prison-museum in Sort, in the Lleida Pyrenees.