Remembering Hidden Children – Izieu seminar

March 11th–13th, 2024 – Lyon, France

The European Union of Jewish Students, presents a 2-day long immersive educational seminar at Maison d’Izieu aimed for Jewish European students and Young professionals.

We are looking for eager to learn participants who are interested in learning about the history of Izieu and hidden children during the Holocaust.

The seminar will be preceded by two mandatory online sessions. The first will be held on the 28th of February, followed by the second on the 4th of March. Attendance of these sessions is mandatory for participation in the seminar.

This seminar consists of two days of intense workshops, lectures, tours and discussions.

What is Izieu?

In November 1942, Nazi Germany took control of the areas under the Vichy Regime. In April 1943, the Children’s Aid Society (OSE) established a children’s home that provided refuge for dozens of children in the village of Izieu, formerly Vichy territory.

On the morning of April 6, 1944, the Lyon Gestapo raided the Izieu children’s home, arresting 44 children and seven staff members. Following their incarceration in Lyon, they were deported to Drancy the next day. This seminar is dedicated to educating and keeping the memory of Hidden Children alive.


This unique and mind-expanding seminar is dedicated to Jewish European students and Young Professionals who want to take part in a large-scale educational, historical and philosophical seminar. The seminar at Maison d’Izieu will combine tours, lectures, workshops, discussions, and reflections to create an interactive, educationally oriented experience. You will have the opportunity to learn from and discuss with the leading experts in the field covering the topics: Holocaust history and Hidden Children during the Shoah.


The seminar is designed primarily for activists, Jewish university students and young adults between 18 and 30 who are eager to expand their knowledge about the Shoah, specifically the life of Hidden children. A high level of English is required as all sessions will be delivered in English.

Where and when?

The seminar includes two preparatory sessions that will be held online, attendance of these sessions is compulsory. The first session will be held on the 28th of February, followed by the second session on the 4th of March.

The seminar will start on Monday, 11th of March 2024 at 16:00 and will end on Wednesday, 13th of March around 15:00. It will take place in and around Lyon, France. Attendance for the whole length of the seminar is compulsory.

A non-refundable participation fee of 50 euros is required. Transportation to the seminar is covered up to a certain amount. Accommodation, food, program and transportation during the program are fully covered.


For consideration, please fill out the application form!

This is a selective process with a benefit for early applicants. Please note that the application does not guarantee your participation. Applications close on 2nd of February, 2024!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

EUJS’ Programme Manager, Ábel Keszler at

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