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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

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Address: 17 rue Geoffroy L Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
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Was not expecting such an outstanding memorial. Largest holocaust memorial in Europe. Took us over 4 hours and still did not finish. Well worth the trip just to see the tribute to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jim C
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not expecting such an outstanding memorial. Largest holocaust memorial in Europe. Took us over 4 hours and still did not finish. Well worth the trip just to see the tribute to the children.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While Paris likes to portray itself as the City of Light... it also has had very "Dark Moments". This Memorial documents one of these dark periods when 75,000+ French Jews were deported to Germany for extermination. For anyone wanting to improve their understanding of Paris this a 'MUST SEE'!!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Time constraints meant we could not see the indoor exhibits, but the Wall of the Righteous and the walls with the names of all the Jews who perished at German hands and the scupltures inside the courtyard are fiercely beautiful and should not be missed

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many Holocaust museums including Yad Vachem in Jerusalem. This one is very beautiful, particularly the crypt. The museum itself is nice and gives you the information needed to understand what happened during the Shoah to French Jews. There is no cost to go in. If you are in the Les Marais area, you should check it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit of the beaten track in the Marais district is this memorial to the jews who were deported from France and never returned, the french holocaust museum. Outside is the wall of the righteous with names of the non jewish who gave their lifes to save jews during WWII.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 10 April 2017

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 9 April 2017

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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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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