The Maison du Souvenir welcomes those who wish to learn about the history of the massacre, and shows Maillé, an ordinary village in France, before and during war : the drama, testimonies, reconstruction and memory. Informations about international institutions and interference duty is expanded.
The exhibition is especially made up of archive documents and pictures, but also contains objects found into ruins or kept by families, and audio and video records.
This memory place is not a museum: it is a living place with scholar visits in the presence of a survivor witness belonging to the association, “For the Memory of Maillé”. They actively search for documents beside inhabitants and diffuse informations beside visitors.
Specific animations (exhibitions, conferences…) are regularly proposed in Maillé, such as in other places, in France and foreign, on topics dealing with the Memory House.
A network with other memory places in France and Foreign is an important element, suitable for its dynamism.
This new structure has 3 main goals :
– To be a memory area relating the drama of Maillé.
– To be a teaching area on various topics, such as civilian population slaughter, yesterday, today and tomorow, as united thematics (history, sociology, rebuilding, international Institutions parts, Army part…)
– To be a research area on these same topics.
Presentation of the « Maison du Souvenir »