Paris 1924-2024,
les Jeux Olympiques, miroir des sociétés (Paris 1924-2024, the Olympic Games, mirror of societies.)

Temporary exhibition - Péronne
From 6 May to 9 June

Entitled Paris 1924-2024: the Olympic Games, mirror of societies, the Shoah Memorial’s new exhibition highlights the issue of prejudice and discrimination, past and present.

It draws on a century of Olympic Games to retrace an unprecedented history of the Olympic Games..

Using emblematic images of these sporting events, archive documents, films, extracts from the sporting press and personal accounts, the exhibition reveals Games marked by friendship and excellence, but also by instrumentalisation for political ends. They often reflect deep-seated trends in our societies.

While the exhibition pays particular attention to the Berlin Olympic Games organised by Nazi Germany in 1936 and to the athletes interned at Drancy during the Second World War, it also shows that the values of Olympism are a real lever in the fight against racism and anti-Semitism and for a better society.

Exhibition produced by the Shoah Memorial

Jesse Owens Olympic Games Berlin 1936
Jesse Owens Olympic Games Berlin 1936