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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

17, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
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Ranked #23 of 751 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The Mémorial de la Shoah based in Rue Geoffroy Asni in Paris opened its doors in January 2005. The institution wants to be a bridge between... more »
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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A visit in the museum will take between 1h to 3h, depends on whether you would like to read all the exhibitions. It's free and has some interesting design decisions.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This had to be one of the saddest memorials I have ever visited. It's dedicated to the 76000 Jews who were killed, including 11000 of them children. The photographs and descriptions are heart rendering , but it's a story that needs to be heard. It's a difficult building to find. We eventually found it after crossing the bridge from ille... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is not too easy to find, but worth the effort. Very thorough and comprehensive history of Jews in France before, during and after WWII. We learned a lot and were very much moved by the experience. Lots of photos and much of the text is in English which was much appreciated. You gain more appreciation for what the... More

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israeli in ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

liked the architecture and the exhibits. the courtyard with the walls of names was very impressive. also the memorial candle burning downstairs - reminded me of yad vashem. the museum is just the right size.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We didn't begin our day in Paris knowing we would find this amazing memorial. I'm so glad we did!! Prior to entering the memorial you see the wall of names and quickly realize the impact the Holocaust had in France. It is a very quiet experience where one can examine the past and the future. I highly recommend a visit.... More

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our visit started with the only security Xray search we had experienced since the airport. I can understand why. Antisemitism is alive and well in the twenty-first century. Sad, but true. Once inside, you see the large cylindrical drum that has the names of all the concentration camps where Jewish victims of the Holocaust perished. Also near it, is a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What am amazing experience and that's even before you visit the actual collection. I was taken aback reading all the names listed, the crypt made me very emotional (I have no idea why) and the collection was very informative. A must visit for all.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Shoah Memorial is a minimalist experience, but it speaks volumes and is quite powerful. Please take your time and honor those that were lost.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a very moving memorial that presents a balanced view of France’s participation in World War II. The permanent exhibit documents both the Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis and honors the Righteous Among the Nations, those non-Jews who risked their lives to save others. A very disturbing reminder that anti-semitism is alive and well is the tight security... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I decided to visit the Memorial as way of paying my respect to the victims and learn a little bit about the history of the holocaust in France. It's a very, very low key memorial. Free entry. There are names on the memorial walls of those who died, a very small collection of the atrocity in Rwanda, an artificial flame,... More

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