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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

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Le Marais
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Address: 17 rue Geoffroy L Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
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New understanding of the Holocaust

This museum was very close to our apartment, and we decided to go on a free afternoon. I thought that I knew a fair bit of the history of the holocaust, however realized that I... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was very close to our apartment, and we decided to go on a free afternoon. I thought that I knew a fair bit of the history of the holocaust, however realized that I had missed the story of the French Vichy government and the number of Jewish citizens that were sent to the gas chambers. It was also... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are very grateful that people of Paris built and keep this memorial in good standing. There are so many materials collected and dedicated to these who vanished because of evil mind and actions and same time they are remembered forever. People must never forget the HOLOCAUST.

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shoah Memorial is located in the district of Le Marais which had a large Jewish population before World War II. The Memorial was opened in 2005. I was very interested in the multimedia center, the reading room and the exhibit documents of French Jews during the Holocaust.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docents are knowledgeable. There is good security there. One can find exhaustive list of those deported during WWII. Beautiful building.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Powerful museum. Well done and a must visit for anyone with time in Paris. Free, lockers for free, and English translations. Highly recommend.

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Midlands, UK
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A sobering and moving place, particularly in the light of some anti-semitic behaviour we witnessed during our stay in Paris, and a general anti-isreal stance taken by many. This place is a timely reminder of how the Jews were transported and murdered. The really sad part is the need for so much security at a place of remembrance for the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stumbled upon this memorial while meandering from the Bastille to Marais, and were we glad we did. First of all the neighborhood is a gem. If I knew then, I would have set at least a few hours aside to just walk about and explore. The memorial is well worth a stop while visiting this lovely arrondisement. It's a... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Compact museum . Stumbled upon it on one of our walks. Informative with sufficient explanations in English for those who do not speak/understand French

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

A really interesting museum which tells the very personal life stories of many French Jews during the Second World War. The auditorium housing the actual memorial is so evocative and touching and the presence of guided parties, though understandable, spoils this. The Wall of Names is staggering and brings across the scale of the impact of the holocaust in France.... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I go visit it every time I can, when in Paris. Apart from the walls with the names of all the jewish deportees from France to the German extermination camps and the underground eternal flame burning in their memory, there are always very interesting special exhibitions (this time the genocide of west African tribes by Germans in the early 20th... More 

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