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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

Address: 17, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France (Le Marais)
Phone Number: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
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Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District
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Ranked #42 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Manhasset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

After visiting Notre Dame, seek this gem out. Free admission to learn France's part in the Holocaust. Take the time to absorb the impact it had on the country.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everyone should make it a point to visit this sacred place. It is a remarkable memorial to all who suffered or lost their lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I visited this museum whilst on a trip to Paris as it's included in my A Levels and my boyfriend has a general interest in the War. The staff are very welcoming and make it less scary as you have to go through security. Lovely and quiet as a memorial should be.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Shoah Memorial in Paris is, I think, the best memorial of its kind that I have visited. Upon entering the memorial, I spent an hour or two just reading the many many names engraved on the stone slabs. This in itself was an incredibly humbling experience. Although my level of French is not excellent, the exhibits inside were still... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always make a point of visiting Jewish sites and museums when I travel and especially try to see Holocaust-related exhibits. We can't forget. Visiting the Memorial is making time for a walking meditation, a chance to reflect, a way to learn about the everydayness of that evil. Families, neighborhoods, people of all walks of life; documents, testimonies, photographs --... More 

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Bedford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Located on the Ile de la Cite behind the bustling Notre Dame, this is a place for quiet rememberance of the thousands who were deported to the death camps by the Nazis and their French collaborators after being interned at Drancy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Most interesting stories of how the French jews were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz extermination camp during WW2. The document department on the 4th floor even had details of many members of my family who perished.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

As you enter the memorial you walk through panels with the names of the French Jews that were deported. You can identify the family units by the names and the dates of birth. The sheer numbers of names is stunning. Inside the museum shows the history of anti semitism and the actions of the Vichy government collaborating with the Nazis.... More 

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Atanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a lovely museum dedicated to the thousands of French citizens killed in the Holocaust. A very moving moment for us was when we went to view the wall of names and came upon an elderly frenchman weeping at the names of his parents and siblings engraved on the wall. Highly recommended visit for all.

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I visited this site as its one of very few WW2 related museums/memorials. The French allowed the Jews to be taken by the Germans and this memorial is a way of saying sorry. Some very interesting rooms with information on what happened to the Parisian Jews and where they ended up. I would recommend visiting if you have a few... More 

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