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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

Address: 17, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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 #21 of 624 Attractions 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Descend into this beautifully designed monument that manages to make the visitor begin to experience the bleak nature of The Holocaust.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

That we were a part of it, that we're still a part of it! The museum seems to blame the Vichy government and the German occupiers for the removal to the death camps of 30% of France's Jewish population. Prejudice and hatred are long established in our culture (in France and elsewhere), and the museum doesn't seem to recognize this.... More 

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Chicago, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Small memorial museum but packed with emotional punches. A must see. Just blocks from NotrevDame but not market till you are almost on top of it. Upon entry the wall of names is so very emotional. I tried to find the name of my great uncle whom I never met (the Nazi's took care of that) but could not find... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

How do you see the inhumanity of the Nazi occupation and the anti-semitism and complicity of the Vichy France government as well as some heroic acts to thwart deportations to the death camps in Germany or the way station Drancy Camp in France. Moving, emotional, somber and sobering.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Tucked in back of Notre Dame, this memorial is a stark reminder of a dark time for humanity. Definitely work the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Whether you are French or any other nationality, a visit to this museum is a must to see what French people went through in World War 11.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a place to visit that will stir emotions, it will remind everyone of the recent past and the way that mankind can be the inhuman in the way that we have treated fellow citizens,to get full value then you need at least 2 hours to take in the atmosphere and read your way around, there are escorted tours... More 

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