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“We Will Not Ever Forget”

Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation
Ranked #141 of 1,231 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died in concentration camps during World War II.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We must keep in mind the horrible things of the past so they will never happen again. A very good memorial to those who were deported and lost their lives during the 1930-1945 time period. We encourage all to visit and understand this period of history.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Solemn place. Memorial to 200,000 Parisians deported from France to Nazi concentration camps. The main area featured on the main photograph is closed to foot traffic but you are allowed to photograph from the entrance. This area also contains fragments of Poems by Robert Desnos. Free entry.

Thank Albywon
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I never go to Paris without stopping at this memorial. It moves me deeply and is a stunning cry of shame and sorrow at the loss of so many people. It helps to read French, since all the etched texts are in French. But you don't need to understand the words to get the message. To me this is a far more moving and important stop than nearby crowded Notre Dame.

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were staying on Ile t Louis and found this memorial to the French citizens who were deported to Nazi concentration camps. We were there on our own, one October morning. It is still, quiet and very sobering. I could visualise the men, woman and children being loaded onto the boats from this site on the Seine. An important reminder and memorial. I was very pleased to have had this experience - quite removed from anything else during my week in Paris. I don't remember a fee as such, but perhaps a donation. A gentleman at the entrance provided some information.

Thank brisfamilyholiday
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

After a visit to Notre Dame, a short walk brings you to this stark and chilling reminder of the horrors suffered by the Jewish people. In an artistically stunning representation of the Holocaust, one stands in a small space that recalls the darkest hour in time. The use of light and dark, plus the etchings on the walls, recall Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. It is not to be missed.

Thank Cohen_Jack
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