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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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If ever you start to think that WW2 and the horrors of war are something that is exaggerated or something that can be forgotten, go to a holocaust museum. You won't forget. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If ever you start to think that WW2 and the horrors of war are something that is exaggerated or something that can be forgotten, go to a holocaust museum. You won't forget. I have visited this memorial 3 times now over a period of several years. The museum itself is very powerful, but the real strength is just as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Off the beaten path, but well worth finding this is an inspirational and emotional place that bears witness to the suffering of the largest Jewish population of Europe before and during the second world war. Informative, chilling and a reminder as important in our current world as at any time in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A museum dedicated to the Jewish people who were persicuted by the Nazi in WW2. It is evident by the level of security getting in that the problem has not gone away. National Police, 3 heavily armed Army personel, double security locked doors and bag scanning to gain entry. The desplays are well set out and most have English translations.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Memorial has been expanded since my previous visit in 2009. It was well worth another visit. This time I was accompanied by my 11 year old granddaughter who had studied the Holocaust in her 5th grade class in the United States. The Memorial is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust with the hope that such evil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Please visit Jews and non Jews so that you will know what happened to the 200,000 Paisian Jews that were deported during WW2. Let their memory be a blessing.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This excellent little museum and memorial was very moving. Unfortunately, most of the exhibits and films were only in French. There was English text for the events in the timeline dating back hundreds of years before the Shoah or Holocaust. Hundreds of photographs of children were almost too much to take in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a must see on our short trip to Paris. Several rooms of artifacts including books, clothing, pictures, films and anecdotal experiences move you to tears. Plan on spending 2 hours here. If you're biking around the city, there is a bike rack just down the street, but not in front. You will also go through light security at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We found this by accident as it is not highlighted on tours or marked. It is on the backside of the Notre Dame Cathedral park and faces the upriver point. I found it very fitting and sombre. Matched with the plaque at a the Architectural High School in the Surbonne University (Latin Quarter) it is a chilling reminder of man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This Museum to the Holocaust sounded interesting and we visited right after lunch expecting a quick look around. Ended up spending nearly four hours in this relatively small but packed (with exhibits) space. As a good part of our visit to France was to be spent in Normandy visiting WW II sites, this great small space provided context as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

One does not "like" the Musem of the Shoah. One is overwhelmed and moved to tears. The only place i can compare it to it is Yad Vashem in Israel. Different than most holocaust museums this is not about the Nazis. It is about the horrors committed by the French on the French Jews. The presentation is so detailed and... More 

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Address: 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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