« In my “work of remembrance” I put all my effort, as we all should, into young people. To show them the horrors they could be lead to, as many of their forebears were. To show what happens when there is inaction in the face of injustice, exclusion and barbarity. In this ‘“work of remembrance” we must also remind young people that the executioners were ordinary people, just like any of us. So, we must be vigilant as to how we respond to others, so we do not in turn become their executioners. » 


What have we learned from other testimonies?

This section expands upon the objective to include accounts of those who went through the Second World War, to use witness accounts in classes at all levels of schooling. This also includes responses from students, and letters sent to people following their visit to schools. This section could be seen as the branches and leaves of the tree in the logo of Les Enfants de Sam (The Children of Sam) association. Its seeds float on the wind, not of scattered and ephemeral memories, but of a living memory. The living memory of those who fought, those who have now left this world, and those who have survived… so their precious stories can enrich a free and supportive society.