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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 powerful Museum. I have always enjoyed the one in DC, this is now my favorite. No lines to get in. A lot to learn about the Paris Jewish community.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A very powerful Museum. I have always enjoyed the one in DC, this is now my favorite. No lines to get in. A lot to learn about the Paris Jewish community.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a rather stark place and a reminder of what happens went a people follows a demented leader. I went there for a purpose. I was accompanying a German professor who was doing research on people from a high school where Jewish students had been rounded up when they no longer allowed to go to school in their villages.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This memorial, heals by remembering, and is a tribute to the 76,000 names of the Jewish men, women and children deported from France, between 1942 and 1944. The center offers a wealth of kinds of historical records and memorabilia. Well wort the visit.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I could go to this memorial every day for a week and still not be able to take in everything that is here. The collection is exhaustive and overwhelming, laid out in a beautiful, thought provoking space. When I was there the permanent exhibition was of course available, as was an exhibition on the Armenian genocide as well as a... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very moving and touching museum to commemorate the persecution of Jews in France over the years. Many museums in Paris but this one is different for obvious reasons.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Most people will go to Paris for the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel tower or the romance but if you have time this place is worth an hour or two of your time. It is hard to say you enjoy this experience, however, it is an experience worth having and is not just about sadness, although some sombre thoughts and feeling... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was very moving to see the names of the French Jews who perished in the Shoah. I would like to have seen more explanations in English, as I do not speak French. I think if I was able to understand what some of the things in the museum meant, I would have given this site 5 stars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a great tour guide who gave the tour in English. I think there is only an English tour once a month. Anyway he really brought the story alive for us. As a Catholics turned Atheist I was interested to heard how Catholics have played there part in the Jewish story and enabled the atrocities that were to follow.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You owe it to yourself, the families, generations and people around the world to pay visit to this beautiful and moving memorial. The "crypt", wall of names, and bookstore tell moving stories all in their own way - always remember. Long live Israel.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a must visit to put things in perspective. It really tugged on my heartstrings. I feel it was tastefully done and a beautiful memorial to everyone who suffered.

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The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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