// The Fondation – work and aims
Since its creation in 1990, the foundation’s aim has been to represent the variety of people persecuted by Nazi Germany. The constitution of its executive committee reflects these varieties as it contains former deportees of the two branches of deportation victims:
The foundation has dedicated itself to support former deportees and their families as well as to keep alive the memories of the cruel period between 1940 and 1945.
You find below a short overview of the deportation in France:
|88.000 as a result of repression :
– people accused (or supposed) by the Nazi-government to be a danger
-> 60 % returnees
|76.000 as a result of anti-Semitic persecution :
(including 11.000 children)
-> 3 % returnees
The total amount of people deported: about 165.000 people
The Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Déportation is recognized as an organisation of public benefit.