The Fondation pour l’innovation politique and the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah wished to work together to identify the memories of the last century from which our present century – the 21st – will be formed.
What do the new generations remember of the events of the 20th century? How about the increasingly numerous members of those first generations to have spent only their childhood in the 20th century – what do they think? Which memories of the 20th century will they carry forward? It is an important question, as it will fall to them to ensure not only that the story of the 20th century lives on, but that the lessons drawn from those events continue to be heeded.
We surveyed on memories of the 20th century among 31,172 young people aged between 16 and 29, carried out in 24 languages across 31 countries.