The Shoah Memorial aims to preserve and transmit the memory of the Holocaust to subsequent generations by reckoning with issues of genocide and crimes against humanity. The Memorial features Europe’s first and foremost collection of archives on the Shoah and serves as a « museum of vigilance », so that visitors learn the consequences of intolerance and humanity’s obligation to prevent it. Firmly committed to pedagogy and the development of new programmes, the memorial offers educational opportunities for all ages such as guided tours, video screenings, pedagogical workshops, survivor testimony, seminars, training days and awareness sessions to teachers, researchers, librarians, policemen, judges.
The Shoah Memorial is one of the only organizations in Europe to develop international programmes for Holocaust education and pedagogy. The memorial provides expertise in all matters pertaining to training and education on the memory of World War II, the history of Judaism, genocides of the twentieth century and genocide prevention. The memorial also organized a traveling exhibition on the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda which allowed hundreds of students and teachers to learn about crimes against humanity and genocides.