The last Sunday in April is a National Day of remembrance for the victims and heroes of the deportation (La Journée Nationale de la Déportation). Former deportees and families of deportees thought the last day of April would be a meaningful day because it was the closest date to when most of the camps were liberated (and also did not interfere with other existing holidays in France). So Sunday, to ensure that we, and the younger generations especially, never forget, many commemorations will be taking place all over France. A very touching ceremony will be taking place in Paris where poems will be read by teenagers at the Memorial of the Martyrs of the Deportation. For more details on this very important day of remembrance, you may want to visit the site Chemins de Memoire (Remembrance Trails) maintained by the French Government (in English): National Day of Remembrance for the Victims and Heroes of the Deportation – La Journée Nationale de la Déportation.