I knew little of the French participation in internment camps (actually only from the book Sarah's Key) but had been moved by the Holocaust museum in Washington DC and had been an avid Leon Uris reader. I found the topic very interesting and the way they used the building (an old brick kiln) masterful. I was disappointed in the lack of accommodation for non French speakers. We paid extra for audio guides but they only worked in 2 areas where brief films were shown. There was English on written items(small and grey on black) but so much of the displays were video of elderly people talking about their experience that I would have loved to hear but there was no translation even with the headset. We also saw no guides or museum workers and there were several times we were just confused about where to go. The biggest disappointment was in the final exhibit which was to be about racism today and making comparisons, it was only in French and the video had no translation. I felt we were left hanging at a point that should have been the whole reason for the museum. It was fairly empty and I think they need to make some improvements if they want to target a larger audience.
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