In the framework of the Day of Remembrance of the Republican Exile, the working group “Exile, Deportation and Holocaust” of the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia organizes a memorial act with the participation of over 600 secondary school students from seven secondary schools. The event will start at the beach of Argelès-sur-Mer, the place of the first refugee camp for civilians in France, and will include the reading of texts, and visits to memorials sites in La Jonquera, Rivesaltes, Elne, Portbou, and Collioure and La Vajol.
The event counts with the collaboration of the Exile Memorial Museum (MUME), the Rivesaltes Memorial, the Association FFREEE, the municipalities of Elne and Argelès-sur-Mer, and the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation.
The current edition involves the participation of the following high schools:
- INS El pedró (L’Escala)
- INS Vilafant
- INS Castelló d’Empúries
- INS Alexandre Deulofeu (Figueres)
- INS Cendrassos (Figueres)
- INS Narcís Monturiol (Figueres)
- INS Olivar Gran (Figueres)