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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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  • The memorial request that you do not post photo's of the 'inner' memorial, so I haven't. This memorial is out the back of Notre Dame and on a busy day out front, there were only another 4 people in th...  more »
  • As soon as the atmosphere is given: here we don't talk, we whisper and cut mobile phones. We quickly understand why so much emotion filled the visitors of all nationalities, of all races. The course is very moving, I thought I knew, but I still learned plenty of events and disturbing things. I was even moved up to the tear to the eye (I was thinking about my grandparents and my family during this terrible period). It's free, you come out full of humanism, kindness and secularism. A sentence remains imprinted in me: "we forgive, but we do not forget".
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  • A winter morning I was search the names of cousins inscribed on its walls with my father, they were three a young couple and a boy, they were arrested simply because they were Jewish. They have been gassed! What else can be said? Gotta go, here it is in the concrete, not in abstraction... All these names are innocent people who were murdered... This is the Holocaust of an entire people.
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  • A hidden surprise... It is an unique structure... A very well designed and displayed memorial. Powerful experience. It's free... Definitely worth a stop!
  • When are we going to learn? A very important place to come to and reflect.
  • Hidden from the crowds of turists that are around Notre-Dame, this place pays hommage to the deporteds of WW II. With it's sober and refined architecture, you'll find yourself in a quiet place, that alludes nevertheless to the heavy crimes commited in the past.
  • Nice place to have a bag lunch. Jacque Demolay was burned at the stake here.
  • 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.