Discover the new exhibition “Paris 1924-2024: the Olympic Games, a mirror of societies?”

As part of the Olympic Games to be held in Paris in 2024, the Shoah Memorial joins all the events dedicated to this event, 100 years after the Paris 1924 Games.

Entitled Paris 1924-2024: the Olympic Games, mirror of societies? , the new exhibition of the Shoah Memorial highlights the question of prejudice and discrimination of yesterday and today.

It draws on a century of Olympiads to retrace an unprecedented history of the Olympic Games. Using emblematic images of these sports events, archival documents, films, extracts from the sports press and testimonies, the exhibition reveals Games marked by friendship, excellence, but also instrumentalization for political purposes. They often reflect deep trends in our societies.

If the exhibition pays particular attention to the Berlin Olympic Games organized by Nazi Germany in 1936 and to the athletes interned in Drancy during the Second World War, It also shows that the values of Olympism are a real lever to fight racism, anti-Semitism and make society.


Curatorship: Paul Dietschy, professor of contemporary history, director of the Lucien Febvre Centre at the University of Franche-Comté. Caroline François, coordinator of the travelling exhibitions of the Shoah Memorial. Hubert Strouk, head of the educational department of the Shoah Memorial. Assisted by Élise Arnaud and Claire Feniger and Pauline Dietschy, interns

Graphic Design: ÉricandMarie

Museography: Élise Petitpez