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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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Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District
Ranked #21 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Type: History Museums, Cultural
Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Descend into this beautifully designed monument that manages to make the visitor begin to experience the bleak nature of The Holocaust.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

That we were a part of it, that we're still a part of it! The museum seems to blame the Vichy government and the German occupiers for the removal to the death camps of 30% of France's Jewish population. Prejudice and hatred are long established in our culture (in France and elsewhere), and the museum doesn't seem to recognize this.... More 

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Chicago, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Small memorial museum but packed with emotional punches. A must see. Just blocks from NotrevDame but not market till you are almost on top of it. Upon entry the wall of names is so very emotional. I tried to find the name of my great uncle whom I never met (the Nazi's took care of that) but could not find... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

How do you see the inhumanity of the Nazi occupation and the anti-semitism and complicity of the Vichy France government as well as some heroic acts to thwart deportations to the death camps in Germany or the way station Drancy Camp in France. Moving, emotional, somber and sobering.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Tucked in back of Notre Dame, this memorial is a stark reminder of a dark time for humanity. Definitely work the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Whether you are French or any other nationality, a visit to this museum is a must to see what French people went through in World War 11.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a place to visit that will stir emotions, it will remind everyone of the recent past and the way that mankind can be the inhuman in the way that we have treated fellow citizens,to get full value then you need at least 2 hours to take in the atmosphere and read your way around, there are escorted tours... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The holocaust memorial in the Marais is a moving experience. I copied the poem written by one of the prisoners at Auschwitz in order to translate it upon arriving home. It's called Depart, and I recommend seeing it in person.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have been to Paris for decades, I visited already the Museum of Jewish Art et History on Rue du Temple, but I never went to this secluded place in the historic quarter of the 4th arrondissement. The building has a severe look fitting with its mission. Once you passed the strict security control, you are in a court with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Anne Frank Haus is in Amsterdam. Auschwitz locates near Krakow in Poland. Paris has the Shoah Memorial. I think this is something worth checking for the people who are interested to check the Jewish and other persecutions from the WWII era would enjoy checking this small spot in Paris. I found it very encouraging for the people to continue talking... More 

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