The Mémorial de la Shoah based in Rue Geoffroy Asni in Paris opened its doors in January 2005.

The institution wants to be a bridge between contemporaries of the Holocaust and those who have not experienced it. The biggest archive of the Shoah in Europe is also a resource center and a "museum of vigilance" designed to learn, understand and feel:  “because it is necessary to work against a return of hatred and contempt of man “in the words of Eric de Rothschild, chairman of the Memorial.

To carry out its missions the Shoah Memorial offers audiences a variety of resources and specific services.

The Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation also including the history of Jews in France during the Second World War is the historical instrument for transmitting knowledge about the Holocaust. The permanent exhibition presents a chronological and thematic sequence tracing the history of Jews in France during the Holocaust. Temporary exhibitions also focus on the fate of Jews in other European countries.

Additionally there are a series of educational activities, meetings, discussion evenings, lectures and screening. The building offers a Multimedia Learning Center and a bookstore. Located on the ground floor of the Shoah Memorial the shop specializes in the genocide of the Jews of Europe offering a wide choice of works on Nazism, the resistance but also the history and culture of the Jewish people.