The convoi 77 project :

Teaching the history of the Shoah in a different way

447 published biographies out of 1306
294 biographies under study in 166 projects under progress
20 countries involved in the project out of 32

In collaboration with the European Union

-> Hundreds of biographies to be reconstitued and written

-> Thousands of high school students participating throughout Europe

Presentation of the european Project Convoi 77

Georges Mayer, president of Convoi 77 association, explains the project in this I24News’ video.


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European project Convoi 77

To teach Shoah and second world war history through individual fates


In each of the 32 countries of birth of the deportees, high school students will search for traces of people who were born in and/or lived in the town or village where the students live today.

Alone or in a group, students will go to the town hall, consult the local archives, look for witnesses, photos, documents.

Supervised by a teacher, the students will carry out a thorough investigation in order to find information, documents and testimonials about people who died or disappeared.

The presentation of the information gathered for a biography will be a matter for discussion and cooperation between the students and their teacher.

To help them in their work, high school students will receive specially developed teaching materials.

The biographies written will be posted on the site and accessible to families, researchers and the general public. A forum will allow participants from different countries to share their experiences on the site.

Each group will determine its objectives, its method of work, and the division of tasks among its members.

High school students will be able to know and better understand the historical events that took place in their immediate environment, while allowing the memory of deportees of the convoy 77 to be forgotten.

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