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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 #22 of 691 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliantly curated exhibition/memorial that provides unique and compelling insights into the human condition; insights that we ignore at our peril.

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Guelph, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The layout is a bit confusing and the design of the permanent collection is not well laid out. It was still very informative which after visiting many different holocaust sites around the world means that it would be an important site to visit if you have time while in Paris

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Syracuse , NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My wife and I were doing some planned exploration of Paris along with time to do some discovery. We had planned to walk through the Marais after a stop at the Shoah Memorial - a French approach to the memory of the horrors of the Holocaust and the lessons that could be learned from it. It immediately turned extremely personal... More

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lancaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We took my son ( 14 year old typical surly teen ) here as he is interested in WW 2. He and my husband and myself found it very interesting. There is a wall with names on which is very humbling but what got me was the wall of photographs all in black and white obviously of the people. It... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Shoah (Holocaust) memorial treats its subject--the experience of Jews in France before and during World War II--very thoroughly, providing a historical perspective on anti-semitism in France and including recognition of those non-Jews who resisted the Nazi regime for various reasons, with the special designation of "The Righteous Among Nations" for those who directly assisted Jews in escaping or hiding.... More

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Woodmere, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I visited Paris for an extended weekend. While at Memorial des Deportes, I did a local search on trip advisor and found this place. A wonderful and sobering museum. Pictures presented leave you without words. No charge for admission but donations are accepted. It's the Paris version of Vad Vashem - though much smaller.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I believe that this speech of the former Lord Mayor of Paris will help you understand the power of the Memory. Sixty years ago . Sixty years only. A monstrous coalition of hate and indifference , ripped millions of people of their affection , in this humble web of feelings, stresses and joys that are simply life. Here in our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Shoah Memorial was an eye-opening experience in an area not always associated with the Holocaust. The memorial honors individuals of Jewish decent who were persecuted in France by anti-Semites and Nazis leading up to and during World War II. The memorial highlights the level of complicity the French had with their Nazi occupiers. It is a stop worth making.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We came upon this by accident while walking and so glad we did.The cylinder which has the names of all the concentration camps truly hits home as a reminder of the smoke stacks from the crematoriums. Seeing the names of those that died whom where either killed due to their religion or resistance fighters no words.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I visited the Shoah Memorial and found it to be an appropriate memorial to a devastating time in the history of mankind. It was very informative, especially emphasizing the participation of the French govt in the deportation of Jews and later the role of local resistance movements.

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