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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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Be still and think

Take some time out from the busy city to visit the Shoah Memorial. Say a prayer for those lost and for the people who risked everything to help them. A very moving experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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West Calder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take some time out from the busy city to visit the Shoah Memorial. Say a prayer for those lost and for the people who risked everything to help them. A very moving experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful source of information of the rise of Naziism from its neighboring country, this museum shows how two countries dealing with similar economic and nationalistic issues dealt with a well-integrated powerful group of people - the Jews. The added perspective adds new complexities to the origins of Naziism and how it played out. Beware of at least one guard... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened upon this museum one morning in January. It proved to be a very intense, very useful experience. I had set aside an hour to visit and when I left, 3 hours later, I felt as though I had been through the proverbial wringer but also was aware that I had learned a lot and was even more proud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very rich documentary section. Always excellent exhibition. Quite close, don't miss the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, jewish history in France till the Dreyfus case, pics by jewish painters and sculptures from the Ecole de Paris and others (Modigliani, Soutine, Kikoine, Pascin, Kremegne..). Close on Saturday. Important library with Jewish themes and authors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Memorial de la Shoah commemorates the tens of thousands of French Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. This is a small museum, but generally well set up with moving permanent collections and really thoughtful temporary exhibitions (French women of the Resistance, life after the Holocaust for the survivors, or example). While most of the permanent collection is bi-lingual (French... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the of the best exhibitions of the Holocaust I have been to. Definitely worth a visit!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Difficult history but important understanding. Some documents covered well in English. Could be a brief visit to Memorial or longer visit to Museum.

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Redlands, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This memorial was both moving and highly informative, with a historical background on the experience of Jews in France during the holocaust. It had a range of types of exhibits, including photographs, timelines for key events, and video, with information in English as well as French.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The museum at Memorial de la Shoah was surprising to me. I had known that many French people had embraced Nazism during World War II, and assisted in rounding up the Jews for deportation. Like so many willing corroborators with the Nazi occupiers of their countries in Europe, they too had long attempted to portray themselves as victims of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This was a sombre place to visit, except for the teens who were riding skateboards, smoking and flicking ash at passersby, and forming a bit of a gauntlet for any visitors who were there to pay respects. I felt safe once I was inside but it was a weird experience to try to look at the wall since some of... More 

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