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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 potent and poignant reminder

Seeing the heavy presence of armed guards outside synagogues in Paris, I am devastated to read the two negative reviews. I cannot see how this can be interpreted as other than an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Seeing the heavy presence of armed guards outside synagogues in Paris, I am devastated to read the two negative reviews. I cannot see how this can be interpreted as other than an account of one of the most shameful periods in history. The word "Shoah" obliterated in a direction sign in the Marais seems so like Holocaust denial. Like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This memorial is more of a museum - which is a good thing. It is well laid out, free for everyone, and gives a lot of background about the French role in the Holocaust. Security was a bit tense but unfortunately that is to be expected nowadays at Jewish sites in Paris. Make sure to check out the wall of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I heard it was near the Cathedral but missed it, I am sorry I did I heard it was quite wonderful, next time I visit Paris

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The museum gives an education that a school won't give you. If you're interested in this terrible piece of history as I am, it is well worth the visit. The photos are on the graphic side and the descriptions are frank and descriptive. The permanent collection is translated to English which was very helpful. Admission is free and there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is not in an impressive building inside or out like others but the historical depth of the coverage was very good. It's free and has English tours on certain days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If possible make sure to visit on the second Sunday of each month as they do tours in English at 3pm local time and there's no cost. Very interesting to get the French perspective on the Holocaust.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A thorough and nice piece of French-Judeo history preserved here. I wish more of the information had been available in English, yet still very moving. Most of the main pieces did have English translation. I wish I had been able to understand the videos. Still a good place to see and remember.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This well designed and documented memorial is moving. It is interesting to compare it to the very pure Berlin memorial. Both are equally successful to achieve their goal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A museum for the deportation of 76000 Jews including 11000 children by the Nazis to the concentration camps to be killed thereafter . A must to remember and never forget the holocaust . Very impressive and touching . Not to be missed .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had not intended to go this museum - but walked right by and the timing was right. What an incredibly powerful museum. Beautifully displayed though not easy to get through (because the subject matter is so heavy) At the entrance is a cauldron with the names of all the camps - there is also a wall of names of... More 

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