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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 emotional atmosphere, interesting, recommended.

The police guard outside the building contributes to a visit an emotional factor. A special atmosphere takes a visitor into the Jewish holocaust like an age regression back in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tbilisi, Georgia

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were more armed police/military with automatic weapons in front of this museum than there were people visiting it on November 13 (ironically, just hours before a terror attack just a kilometer or so north east of here in Paris). The show of force was off-putting, and we were uncomfortable even going into the museum.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The police guard outside the building contributes to a visit an emotional factor. A special atmosphere takes a visitor into the Jewish holocaust like an age regression back in time. Recommended.

Thank Orinorian
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came upon this memorial by chance. My I was drawn to it by the heavily armed military stationed outside, and the significant defences. Once I entered, I found it to be a moving and enlightening experience. The raw nature of the memorial was moving in itself. It was very well laid out and you were drawn to spend some... More 

Thank Curious2go
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Jews have long played a vigorous role in France's national life. Many were transported to death camps in World War II, but many survived. France wasz a place they felt safe, Now, will they flee to escape another Shoah?

Thank Jeffry B
Anchorage, ak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shoa is in the middle of what used to be the Jewish Gheto..the building is new and is dedicated to genocide of all peoples. Of course, it has a permanent exhibit of the holacaust. It is done differently than other memorials that I have seen. It gives family histories of the people who were killed in the camps in... More 

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Fontanieres, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not intend to seek out the monument but found it by accident, a very beautiful but simple design and well worth finding and seeing.

Thank Keith G
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 627 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As one might expect there was considerable police presence after the tragedy of Charlie Hebdo, but once you enter the gates the experience is moving. The list of names of those the Nazis tore from Paris and sent to death camps is touching. Across the street stands a former school for Jewish children. We must never forget.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marais is the old Jewish neighborhood of Paris, but is now filled with chic restaurants and stores. But this memorial reminds you of what was lost during the war. Very moving.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wall with the names of all the Jews deported form Paris, and the dates they were deported, mostly to Auschwitz, mostly to be murdered there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's difficult to rate the various jewish memorials found in most major cicties of the Western world. They are all important reminders, yet also tend to repeat themselves due to the fact that they all have the same origins. And yet again - for each memorial, one is confronted with new individual lives - all equally important.

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