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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  • We visited this site sometime on the night of the museums, and there was little world. Emotion is striking and indescribable when visiting places of life the slot floor.
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  • Camp miles, like other places, is essential to our history and to our memory. It is essential to go visit it. That teachers bring their students College students, high school students or apprentices. This place and the good didactic presentation testify to the dark pages of our history and it is essential to know them in order to avoid falling back into the horrors caused by the extremism and the single thought. Should never forget that men are able to do to other men and visiting this place helps to keep our memory!
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  • A very educational journey helped us to better understand what had taken place in this former factory requisitioned during the war of 40.
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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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