Portraits of Holocaust survivors exhibited in the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris

Portraits of Holocaust survivors exhibited in the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup, which resulted in the arrest of 13,152 Jews in Paris and its inner suburbs, the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) asked Luigi Toscano to photograph Holocaust survivors.

Some 40 portraits of French Holocaust survivors will be exhibited in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, from July 9 to August 7, 2022.

Forty-two portraits of former deportees from Nazi concentration and extermination camps, but also of former hidden children, taken by the German-Italian photographer and videographer Luigi Toscano, will be hung on the railings of the garden which adjoins the Senate.

Under each photo, a corresponding QR code will allow the visitor to discover the story of  each person photographed and their full testimony.

This exhibition was proudly supported by the European Jewish Fund, among other organisations.