The Alsace-Moselle Memorial is a museum dedicated to World War II in the Alsace-Moselle region, which was annexed by Germany.Plan to visit Memorial Alsace-Moselle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Schirmeck attractions using our Schirmeck road trip app.
The Memorial, which was inaugurated on 18 June 2005,
is located in Schirmeck in Alsace, near the former Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp, opened by the Nazis in August 1940 at the beginning of the annexation.
The Memorial follows the history of Alsace and Moselle, from 1870 to the present day, focusing on the annexations by Germany.
The construction of a historical interpretive centre recounting the specific experiences of Alsace and Moselle had its genesis in a proposal by Jean-Pierre Masseret, Secretary of State for Veterans and Victims of War, which was supported by regional politicians. In 1999 Philippe Richert and Masseret took the decision to build the Alsace-Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck.
The memorial is managed since January 2000, by a joint union. It is funded by the General Councils of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin, the town council of Schirmeck and the Haute Bruche union of local authorities.
Alain Ferry, MP for the Bas-Rhin Department has been president of the managing body from the beginning.
The Memorial was inaugurated on 18 June 2005.
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Memorial Alsace-Moselle reviews
I would give it a 4 stars but for two points: 1. Why are the vocal elements in French not available maybe as transcript in English or German? Non-French speakers are lost in areas such as the train... more »
I learnt a considerable amount about this region.Well laid out with English translation till the post war gallery.I was there for just over 95 minutes.Cost of entry is 11 euros.A long walk from the... more »
We knew nothing of this museum but Simone at the Tourist office in Schirmeck suggested we visit this during our 4 day stay in the Valleé de la Bruche. The rise of Nazism in Germany is well explained..... more »
Good place! I liked it.
So sad of WWII
The museum was unexpectedly big and interactive. It tells a history of Alsace. It evoked lots of feelings for me and really insightful. The audioguide is available by downloading an app, I recommend to bring earphone.
Let down for me. Visit the real things around the Vosges. So much better. The Vosges area is a fantastic place. Beautiful scenery lovely people. I would go back in a heart beat.
They explain very well the history
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