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Lyon: the metropolis grants a grant of €75,000 for the future Shoah memorial


This future memorial installed on Place Carnot, near Perrache station in Lyon, should see the light of day by 2025.

Le Figaro Lyon

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The metropolis of Lyon adopted on Monday March 27 a subsidy of €75,000 for the construction of a Holocaust memorial on Place Carnot, in Lyon.

A place of memory that the association carrying the project hopes to inaugurate on January 27, 2025 for the 80th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp.

The metropolis of Lyon is not the only community to participate in the financing of the project for a total amount of 500,000 euros.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region notably announced funding of 150,000 euros.

Nearly 400,000 euros have already been collected.

A major artistic competition was also launched in February to imagine what this memorial will be like.

The members of the association behind the project want this competition to be “

national and international in scope and open as widely as possible



We want to leave the candidates complete freedom which must however be respectful of the symbol

", explained Jean-Marie Chanon, former president and deputy mayor of Lyon.

And to add: “

This memorial cannot be abstract.

It must catch the eye and the mind immediately, be accessible to all and teach.


Gatherings and commemorations

The future monument must be visible from all points of Place Carnot, which borders Perrache station, and must be accessible to allow unhindered meditation, gatherings and commemorations.

I am delighted with the materialization of this project, which has been awaited for too long by associations and players in the memory of the Holocaust.

This place will make it possible to anchor this memory on the metropolitan territory, marked by the drama of the Second World War”, declared for his part

Bruno Bernard, president of the metropolis of Lyon after the vote of the subsidy.

Source: lefigaro

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