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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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  • I wanted my family to see this memorial to appreciate all the suffering which happened to people under Hitler. It is an awe inspiring place and my granddaughter shed tears as she read all of the displ...  more »
  • You can feel the desperation and helplessness of the poor souls who were forced through here. We wanted to stay longer but emotionally couldn't take anymore. How poetic that this cage to hell should b...  more »
  • Have to look or you will miss this tribute to people deported during World War II. Right behind the Cathedral at the point of the island. Small but worthwhile. Took awhile for the Parisians to admit t...  more »
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  • A powerful reminder of the horrors we have committed against one another. A solemn site to learn and reflect. Never again. The memorial is primarily underground in a rough stone style that is intentionally dark and claustrophobic. The gates to the memorial are not always open, so as other have pointed out, you may end up visiting the garden above without seeing the memorial below.
  • A hidden surprise... It is an unique structure... A very well designed and displayed memorial. Powerful experience. It's free... Definitely worth a stop!
  • 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.