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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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A very good experience of a poignant time

This is an excellent memorial, which is very well laid out. There is lots to read here, and supplementary videos included. It is free of charge to visit. There is a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cork, Ireland

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Cork, Ireland
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent memorial, which is very well laid out. There is lots to read here, and supplementary videos included. It is free of charge to visit. There is a good emphasis on children who were in the camps. A very educational experience.

Thank Mairmi01
Paris, France
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shoah Memorial in Paris started in the 1950's as a private foundation. It is now a publicly funded National Memorial. It combines moving landmarks (the underground Memorial Crypt, the Wall of the Names that features the names of the 75 000 Jews from France that were sent to death camps in Poland and Germany during WW2) with a museum,... More 

Thank Michel G
Mexico City, Mexico
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116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and hidden museum in Paris. It's not in a very touristic area but it's worth visiting. You can see the history of the Jews in Europe and mainly in France since much before the war. And then how the holocaust was suffered in France. It's interesting to see how the French government was involved. You... More 

Thank Jack F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I never expected a familiar story to be told in such a moving way. A mixture of photos, original documents and personal accounts for one of the most overwhelming times in history. The feeling hit me as soon as I walked through security past the armed guards and it took me an hour and several cups of coffee to recover.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

they have there several possibilities in order to help you find out, or learn or discover or research about french jewish people deportation. Besides they show exhibitions and videos on that subject and have impressive walls outside the memorial with the name and informations of several people killed on concentration camps in Germany

Thank 669jacque
Lihue, Hawaii
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

A small memorial to the French Jews who were victims of the Holocaust. There are walls with the names of those who were deported from France to the death camps by year. Inside there is an eternal flame over the ashes of some of those murdered in the death camps.

Thank Mattia I
Terrigal, Australia
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462 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Little hard to find - thorough security at entrance - well documented displays - however only perhaps 50% with English titles - no subtitles on video programs exploring the personal stories of survivors. Well worth the effort to visit even if you only have a passing interest in the atrocities committed upon the Jewish population of France and other European... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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.

Thank WilsonCat2013
Tbilisi, Georgia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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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86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

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