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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

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Address: 17, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
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Very peaceful and relaxing place. Lady in the office was very helpful, as all the information was in French and we didn't quite understand what it was for at first. Free entry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful and relaxing place. Lady in the office was very helpful, as all the information was in French and we didn't quite understand what it was for at first. Free entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An outstanding memorial to the Jewish community of France and Europe. Well worth spending the time as the permanent exhibition has many English translations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I came to pay tribute to victims of the Shoah; the building has a confusing layout, but it is filled with original documents recording the Nazi and French Collaborationist decimation of the Jewish population, as well as the Resistance, particularly by French Socialists and Communists. A special temporary exhibition featured childhood photographs of 3,000 French Jewish children who perished in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The memorial is small, but it is an excellent place to reflect on the Shoah that impacted so many people in Paris. You can't leave the memorial without a feeling of regret for what happened nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Standing within the walls of the memorial and looking through the small, grate covered opening at the Seine--the last view of the deportees as they lined up for departure--was deeply moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

a very emotional and hard hitting place to visit which is beautifully presented and a fitting tribute to all those lives tragically taken. The Star of David flame/crypt is the most thought provoking space I have ever experienced. A must see for all those visiting PARIS

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Located just a stone's throw from Le Marais, Paris' traditionally Jewish quarter, is a quiet, unassuming building. Partially hidden behind steel bars, it's easy to miss. But those who have visited know that the Mémorial de la Shoah represents an important, if extremely unpleasant, period of French -- and, in fact, global -- history. This is a must-see for teens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are so many amazing things in this place! I learnt a lot about history. You can learn about real experiences. There are videos, pics, etc. You must go and enjoy it. The only negative things is that most of the things are just in French.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What smacks you in the face of this small, beautifully rendered memorial is the slide show. In slow fades, pictures of those murdered at the hands of the Nazi regime play out on a stark white screen. Face after face stares back at you in the quiet space, reminding you to never forget them, never forget. This is a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Interesting and moving museum and memorial. Very informative. The people in the Archives Department were very helpful, and managed to find information for me regarding my family! Worth seeing for anyone interested in the history of the Jews of France.

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Additional Information about Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

Address: 17, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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