Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Les Milles

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Get a glimpse of World War II history by visiting Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Today one of UNESCO's headquarters, it was once an internment camp for German and Austrian men, and later the place of transit for Jewish men. See the works of artists interned there, visit the preserved areas where they lived, and learn about genocide. You can walk the path people took on their way to deportation to concentration camps, see a gallery with paintings, and view a wagon that shows where the deportation took place. Put Site Memorial du Camp des Milles into our Aix-en-Provence itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Museum is installed in the site of the camp. This old factory brick and tiles has been used as a place of internment and deportation to concentration camps during the Vichy regime. We discovered the place in 3 time: historical awareness, a tour of the place to immerse yourself in the living conditions and a moment of reflection on the reasons for the switch to extremism. It is a very dense place where one can spend a lot of time, and makes the link between past and present with the parallel with the Rwandan conflict and l Armenian extermination. Exceptional place and remains accessible even to children through the individual examples.
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  • Interesting visit, by the place itself, to the industrial architecture of the beginning of the twentieth century, and especially for the story of our dark years. The films are very interesting and show rare images, especially the destruction of the old neighborhoods of Marseille. Overall, there is a lot to read: using the audio-guide is valuable. The course is poorly adapted to disabled people in wheelchairs, which was unfortunately our case on that day! Finally, personnel, especially at the reception, is far from providing the human warmth that one would expect in this place!
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  • What about this memorial... Apart to see all these names know people died for the France a big part of #CimetiereAmericain story... a visit...
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  • A place to understand and remember what happened there during WWII. Interesting historical building and also a wagon used for deportation.
  • Great museum - very informative and thought-provoking exhibits and great setting. An easy bus or bike trip from Aix and definitely worth it.
  • Very nice site in a former World War II internment camp. The first part which reminds all the events of this conflict is interesting but may seem long when we know it already well. Fortunately, many photos of time and testimonies provide more significant. But the best is yet to come with visit places which is accompanied by the history of this former factory has become "prison" and a very good description terrible living conditions so that the creative atmosphere that prevailed there anyway (many artists were locked up). We note also much reflection well brought on xenophobia, intolerance and rejection of the other makes rather than thread running throughout the visit and which is highlighted in examining the present a 3rd party.
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  • Foi o primeiro campo de deportação de judeus que visitei. E achei a visita muito interessante. Os filmes contam muito bem a história do campo e de algumas famílias que passaram por lá. Além de contar a história do nazismo e falar sobre a participação da França e de outros países da Europa diante dos acontecimentos daquela época. Após a visita as instalações há uma sala para reflexões onde podemos realizar um paralelo entre os acontecimentos históricos e o que acontece no mundo agora. Muito interessante! Vale a pena a visita apesar de ter saído de lá bem triste.
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