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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation, Paris

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On the site of a former morgue, Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation remembers the 76,000 people deported from Vichy France to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. This vast, dimly-lit, hexagonal crypt opens out to a gallery covered by illuminated rods, which represent the people who were deported and killed in the camps. Two small galleries on the sides of the crypt contain soil from different camps, as well as ashes from several cremation ovens preserved in triangular urns. To visit Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris holiday planner.
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  • Somehow did not notice this Memorial, situated on the island of Cite right behind the Cathedral Notre Damme. Actually, I saw a perforated metal fence and decided to see what was behind it. The Memorial is dedicated to the deportees and perished in the period 2-nd world war in concentration camps and forced labour, and not only to Jews but to all residents of France. The decision unexpected and impressive Memorial. In General that's about this and it should be a monument to-depression, non-standard casting reflect people of different generations and nationalities. Here is the entrance to the underground part, with black floors and ceilings, walls tiled with special crystals, where burn small fixtures-shower the deceased characters. In special niches-zamlâ from places where concentration camps were located. At the very end-hole and turns on the light. Entrance is free of charge. For those who write "not impressed", well of course it is not a variety show and not large area shops, there's more fun and more interesting.
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  • Located to the East of further ahead of the Ile de la Cité island is the easternmost of the Ile de la Cité island Ile-de-France square (Square de l'Ile de France), said that at this "Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation". Looking for a tall tower in the square, monument and thought no. It is on the South side of the square from the entrance of the monument at pavement, so go there. And seems to come and go down to the basement. Day I visited off and unfortunately they closed the iron gate, not a soul was. Ile Saint Louis apartment at 5 I think because it was night, also come back later, I gave up that day. I missed go inad Monday visited you certainly look after was closed, but afterwards many times came to the Cité. In addition, on the occasion of the next must-visit.
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  • Very artistically presented by polite friendly staff Just as expected Half an hour was enough for me 
  • Nice place to have a bag lunch. Jacque Demolay was burned at the stake here.
  • This monument can be found in the gardens of the Notre Dame. It reminds us all of the cruelty of the Second World War. Let's not forget the horror the people have faced hundreds of kilometers from Paris
  • A haunting reminder of the horrors of discrimination. Tucked away behind the Notre Dame. Which is actually a blessing as most 'tourists' have no idea it's there in the heart of Paris. Hence no crowds.
  • This is a memorial of the Martyrs of the Deportation reminds people of the concentration camp world: imprisonment.
  • Spine tingling. Sad. Suffocating.
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