Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial), Paris
(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial) has a wall bearing 76,000 names of Jews deported from France to the Nazi camps between 1942 and 1944. Opened in January 2005, the memorial includes a major documentation center and an archive of a million artifacts, including 55,000 photographs. Trips leave from the memorial to visit French concentration camp sites, such as Drancy. To visit Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial) and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris vacation trip planner.
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  • This is not one museum like the others, it's a memorial. So it is necessary to go in knowing that it is not question of taking it as a moment of relax. I don't want to dramatize even more the place, but it is clear that you are not go to relax. It is a place that leads us to look at this page of history. Which gives us a lot of information. In general, the exhibitions are rich documentation, so it is necessary to give a lot of time.
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  • The French Vichy Regime cooperated with Nazi Germany to deport French Jews. This museum presents a very compelling narrative ( in English and French) of these tragic events. This is not just a memoria...  more »
  • Very nice place, however the staff made us a guided tour that got us very bad uncomfortable following many complaints!
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  • It was a very moving memorial! Filled with tons of information, however most of it only in French which was a bit difficult for non-speakers. Admission is also free and they are open on Sundays as well. Highly recommend visiting if in Paris.
  • At the street level you encounter the names of 76,000 Jews (11,000 of them children) that were deported from France during WWII and from there you descend into the memorial. Similar to other holocaust monuments there is a room/crypt dedicated to the memory of the 6 m Jews who were killed during the holocaust. The permanent collection tells the story of the Jewish people since the inception of their religion until WWII. The museum uses a variety of mediums - projections, images, video, drawings, pamphlets, and placards. All of the information panels are written in French and the majority of them are also written in English. The Memorial also has two temporary exhibition spaces with content changing every three months.
  • A beautiful memorial to the past. But the present is also in clear view; just notice the hyper security to the entrance to the building. Our Jewish friends are still under threat.
  • If you come to Paris, go here. Learn about the history, the present and the future.
  • Un très beau lieu