The Fondation luxembourgeoise pour la Mémoire de la Shoah and the C²DH have set themselves the task of building a digital Shoah Memorial as part of a research project that will last from 2022 to 2026. The Digital Shoah Memorial in Luxembourg is built in memory of people who lived in Luxembourg who were persecuted, who were victims of Nazi anti-Semitic legislation during World War II.
The Memorial pursues several objectives:
- give a face, an identity, a biography, put the spotlight on individuals and their families, show their professional, social and migratory trajectories;
- show how they lived, analyse their life - not only that of their persecution, their death - be interested in their journey before and, if they survived, their destiny after the war, not only in Luxembourg since it is often about transnational, European and global journeys;
- adopt a microhistorical, biographical and prosopographical approach by focusing not only on the deportees but on all Jewish people living in Luxembourg before 1940;explore the possibilities of digital tools to document their lives;
- involve families as well as the public in the work of memory and in the work of documentation and research.