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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

#39 of 1,056 things to do in Paris
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Le Marais
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Address: 17 rue Geoffroy L Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 77 44 72
10:00 - 18:00
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Hugely emotional and important visit

Lest we forget..... Everyone needs to visit a Shoah Memorial to understand the immensity of the abomination of the holocaust. The museum brings this out so well with excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lest we forget..... Everyone needs to visit a Shoah Memorial to understand the immensity of the abomination of the holocaust. The museum brings this out so well with excellent visuals and personal stories. The wall of photographs of lost children is devastating as is the wall of names. Exceptionally well presented and largely bilingual

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the neighborhood or interested in the strong Jewish connections in Paris it is worth seeking out. Better is the monument to the deportation near Notre Dame on the Isle death la Cute.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A memorial to one of France's saddest chapters, worth a visit to pay tribute to the murdered. But there are also great historical museum exhibits, both permanent and temporary, well put together, sometimes free. Lovely neighborhood full of history as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very moving memorial and certainly worth a visit if you are in Paris. There are photos and a beautiful sculpture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Not far from Notre Dame, on the edge of the old Jewish District, Le Marais, is this artistic but emotional tribute to the thousands of French Jews sent by the Vichy collaborators in World War II, to mostly their death in labor and concentration camps. It is a serious experience in an otherwise joyful Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As an American, I had heard stories and watched film about the French Resistance and the Vichy Government. I was generally confused about the various roles the French people played during WWII. This memorial, with displays in both French and English, clearly lays out the activities of the Vichy collaborators, particularly the Paris Gendarmes, in the identification, rounding-up, imprisonment and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lest we forget - and we should never forget: this holocaust or any other. The museum presents a very difficult subject very compellingly: stories, video, diaries, imagery, and personal belongings. As you enter, you go through walls with the names and birth dates of the victims. Inside, they walk you through the events that lead up to the holocaust, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is great for people who like history, especially regarding WW II. It's a tribute to jews who died during Holocaust, with the names of some victims, and the names of the exterminations camps where they were usually sent to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Found in 2005, this museum paints a clear picture of the history of the Holocaust. While some of the explanations are in French , some are in English. Non-French -speaking people are still able to understand the history of the Jewish people during the second World War . In the courtyard , there's the names of people who died during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been to many other museums that tell the story of the holocaust but few tell it through the firsthand accounts of those involved not to mention through the lens of all that happened in WWII and specifically how France, in large part, failed to help the Jews. And then, most touchgingly, the amazing stories of those who stood up... More 

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The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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