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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  • Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation, Ile de France square occupies the easternmost part of the Ile de la Cité island located at the entrance "for the victims of the Nazi concentration camp Memorial (monument)" is. I gave up because it was stopped on the walk way to Saint-Louis Island from the island of Ile de la Cité, fence is closed. Perhaps the, presumably because the day of the week or the Seine River flooded.
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  • The Memorial to the victims of the deportations was inaugurated in the year 1962 by General de Gaulle. Memorial consecrated 200000 Frenchmen, including Jews, in Nazi camps. Located on the island of Cite, on the river bank behind Notre Dame. But tourists here. The plaque above the release reads: "forgive us. We will not forget you. " A large part of this Memorial is hidden underground, inside is more like a prison: a long corridor with black floors and ceiling, on the walls of the burn small lamps in memory of the dead and tortured in concentration camps. Within the walls there is a triangular niches (looked like patches of prisoners), where lies the ashes and Earth from these camps: Auschwitz, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen. At the end of the corridor wall with a round hole and Lama, which symbolizes hope-light at the end of the tunnel. Virtually the entire Memorial is full of symbolism. It is a pity that, for example, when entering no details on the Memorial and the idea of the author. Inside all the inscriptions in French, which is also negative. Perhaps so few tourists here, though admission is free and the place visited.
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  • Unfortunately I wasn’t able to visit. When I arrived I found the gate locked, with a sign explaining that the memorial was closed due to a flood. A pity, as the little I could see from outside was int...  more »
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  • At the eastern end of Ile de la Cité stands this memorial to remind us the two hundred thousand deported martyrs who died in the concentration camps during WWII. A refuge from the crowds and a place for contemplation. Designed by the architect Georges Henri Pingusson and inaugurated by President Charles de Gaulle in 1962. The Hall of Remembrance *the pebble hall that represents the jewish tradition of placing a stone on the grave of a loved one.
  • Hidden from the crowds of turists that are around Notre-Dame, this place pays hommage to the deported 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.
  • It is a space that realizes the cruel traces of World War II. Not only the photographs and exhibitions of the time, but also the special structure, it is possible to feel the fear of the prisoners. I think that this space of cruelty and horror is not created underground. It is recommended as a place to visit rather than a restaurant in Paris.
  • 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.
  • 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
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