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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 #24 of 762 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's a small museum and would not take long therefore it's an absolute must to pay tribute by visiting. It's free as well. Very well maintained and put together it's a moving tribute to French and world Jews who perished during the holocaust as well as all others who helped save them. It's comprised of an outdoor and an indoor... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

An absolute must for anyone who wants to know more about the experiences of parisian jews during the war. An incredibly moving and interesting experience. The walls of names of those that died and pictures of children that went to their deaths during this terrible period of history moved me to tears. May this place remain as a lesson to... More

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Anniston, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There are several sites on the islands that have markers noting where deportations took place during the Holocaust. There's the Jewish school, a few neighborhoods, and finally the actual deportation site on the waterfront. This is a solemn place, and rightfully so. We visited right before went went to Notre Dame (they are almost next to each other). The juxtaposition... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you have the fortitude, go here for a feeling of "by the grace of god, it was not me...." Tiny place, not easily found, but for a jolt of past reality, it may be worth a visit.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stumbled upon this memorial while walking around Paris. The memorial has a wall commemorating righteous people on an exterior wall. The interior is very well laid out and it had a temporary exhibit on the genocide in Rwanda. The only down side was the labels were in French. I have been to the concentration camps in Europe and I've traveled... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Eye opening memorial to the horrors experienced by Jews during the Shoah (Holocaust). Would have been better if the memorial focused a bit more on specific events surrounding the experiences of Parisian Jews under German occupation.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's a very powerful place. It humbles you and makes you remember the history of this area and makes you remember that the Marais wasn't always a peaceful place. One of the best Holocaust memorials I have seen.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This memorial is a powerful place to visit in the Marais. It reminds us of the terrible things that happened to the Jewish people in the past and a reminder to be mindful of our future. It is done with such respect and dignity.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a very moving museum. I wanted to go and see the names of my great aunt and uncle who were rounded up and taken to Auschwitz. It's heartbreaking to look at the names and see entire families wiped out. I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked as I had three small children... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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