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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'm not quite sure if is exactly the same as this one the images I annexes and the monument we've seen only from the outside. Geographically and thematically it must have seen actually vote, but other places as we show the hießigen photos. In any case, I think that it is important to consult also this place and commemorating the many people who were deported and murdered by here. May it be for today a warning to expire and not violence or contempt of human!
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  • This monument, featuring the name of deportees, is built below the ground level, but open to the air. So your only perspective is to look up at the sky, sort of like being in a prison cell. Very movin...  more »
  • Built in 1962, this memorial is located on the island to the city, on the square of the Paris region, facing John XXIII square, behind the Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris. It is located in the basement and there down steps to get there. It is made up like a maze, with narrow corridors and stairs. Many inscriptions on the walls, a map of France where and displayed the number of deported by Department... some photographs of deportees... a page of history.
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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.