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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
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Ranked #13 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Memorial is very moving with personal insights into the lives of Jews in the years preceding and during the Holocaust. The Security is a sad indictment that perhaps more people should visit and learn.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Everyone, EVERYONE should go to this. If more people, Jewish and non-Jewish walked through this most well done and moving monument, maybe there would be less hatred in the world. Please go. It's right in the center of town, only takes an hour or less and I promise you will be moved…… It's not only about the shopping.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The visit to Holocaust Museum is always a moving event. This museum clearly showed how Vichy French government was complicit in the deaths of many thousands of French Jews. Worth a visit, especially if you comine it with a visit to the Jewish museum that is nearby

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The museum had a temporary very moving photography exhibit of of the Polish Ghettos. However, the most emotive part is the memorial room - set in semi darkness and in absolute silence - one single black Star of David dominates the room. This room forces the visitor to remember the past - and to consider current events

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is a sacred place to remember and never forget what happened to the European Jewry. It nurtures the spirit to remember our dead.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The memorial space outside and below ground encourages quiet contemplation and can be a moving experience for visitors. The museum and documentation center in the adjacent building offers a small but well-curated permanent collection that recounts the history of the Holocaust.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a relatively new museum and is very well done. It is interesting to see this museum on the Holocaust from the French perspective, and they talk about the involvement of the French Vichy government collaborating with the Nazi's. Very chilling memorial and museum.

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Finding a way in the front door. The location was a bit hard to find at first. Strange layout. More time needed than we had!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After visiting this place, you will have a very brighter image of European contemporary history. Indeed, you'll find the answers for your many questions about World War 2

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A moving tribute to Jews lost in the Shoah . A must see for ALL . Yes it is Gay Paree but this was important too .

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