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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial), Paris
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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As you would expect, you are saddened by this visit. However it is important to understand the heroism of so many everyday French who helped the Jews.
When you read history books they tell you of so many thousands of Jews were arrested, deported or killed at such and such a location during the Holocaust. This excellent memorial brings faces to the n... read more »
The permanent exhibit was very moving. One of the purposes of our trip was to visit Normandy & D Day beaches. The war came to Paris well before the American & British soldiers landed, and certainly wi... read more »
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.
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.
Un très beau lieu
A moving and powerful exhibit.
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