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French Students Watch Testimony for National Contest on Resistance and Deportation

Watch 2014-15 CNRD clips

For the third year, USC Shoah Foundation is providing testimony clips that French high school students can use in the essays and audiovisual works they submit to the National Contest on Resistance and Deportation (CNRD).

CNRD began in 1961 as a way for French students to create written and audiovisual works inspired by themes of resistance and deportation during World War II. High school students may submit individual essays written as class assignments, group papers, or individual or group audiovisual projects that address the year’s theme. This year’s theme is “The liberation of the Nazi camps, the return of deportees and the discovery of the concentration camps.”

USC Shoah Foundation has provided a curated selection of 20 clips from French-language Holocaust survivor testimonies from its Visual History Archive for all participants to use in their projects. These clips are available to watch and download online. Students may refer to them in their essays or include clips in their audiovisual projects. This is the third year USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with CNRD.

Winners are selected from each county; from these, national winners are chosen by a jury. For the 2013-2014 contest, 35,083 students from 1,718 schools entered.