Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial), Paris

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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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  • Hidden away behind the Bastille this part of Paris is well worth exploring – fantastic for wandering along and tasting as you go 
  • It is hard not to be seized with dread visiting the Memorial of the Shoah. After a security gate, you are welcomed with smiles and guests to visit on your own, for free as both permanent exhibitions. Today, of course, apart from a few revisionist claims, everybody knows what stick about the Holocaust. But it's one thing to know, and another to deal with images and testimony. It is beneficial, from time to time, to return to confront the reality of the ineffable. You come out sad, and yet a little more conscious of it against what we need, everyday, fighting.
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  • Visit recommended... Reconstruction presented with sobriety and modesty. Place loaded with history and emotion that allows to understand the genesis of this tragedy. The memorial is very beautiful. A room includes all the cards the Jews drawn by officials reporting. The quantity is frightening.
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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