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. Put Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation into our Paris trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • September 16, 2017
    Worth a visit, no charge to enter Very moving experience through the exhibits and the architecture There is also a short film to see. Near to Notre dame  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Most visitors to Paris will stop by Notre-Dame cathedral, so I recommend that if you are already on the Íle de la Cité, you should take the time to visit this important historical memorial. It is loca...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    Discovered at the end of our Lady by chance we stopped to visit not knowing that this existed memorial. A heavy atmosphere that immerses us in the deportation of the second world war with clear explanations of the harrowing images and absolute silence of circumstance to meet who cuts us off from the Parisian dynamics. On the way to visit we learn more about deportation and the operation of the camps... A moment of contemplation for not to forget the atrocities in the past, which upsets and affects us. Little-known this place deserves yet to be much more.
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  • September 23, 2017
    A hidden gem. It's very well made and not enough people know of it.
  • April 14, 2017
    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.
  • October 7, 2017
    Unfortunately the welcome host chased me off because I did not want to take a copy of the welcome guide. The welcome was glacial which is probably why the place was empty despite teeming crowds at Notre Dame just across the street
  • August 28, 2016
    A hidden surprise... It is an unique structure... A very well designed and displayed memorial. Powerful experience. It's free... Definitely worth a stop!
  • July 21, 2016
    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.

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