a place to think and remember... quiet and sober... you feel welcome and left to your own thoughts...
This is a small, powerful monument to the French Jews who were deported during the Second World War. The names of all who were sent to the camps between 1942-1944 are inscribed in a Wall of Names. The original index card files for each of the deported is also on exhibit. There are other exhibits, as well. The memorial is... More
I waited to enter the memorial just before 10.00 and was, therefore, able to view the comprehensive exhibitions more or less on my own. I have been a student of the Holocaust / Shoah for many years but I am always moved by the "local" stories. In this case it was the story of the French Jews. one of the... More
My wife and I have been to the major Holocaust museums and memorials. We had a hard time finding this, but once we found it, it was worth the effort. Very moving exhibits tell the story of Jews in France under Nazi rule. I highly recommend this memorial.
We happened to see a poster in the Marais area advertising a exhibition of photos from the Warsaw ghetto and found our way to this special museum. We had no idea the museum existed but were keen to read about the Holocaust from the French perspective. It is very interesting ,well laid out and thought provoking and I would highly... More
When most people visit Paris, they gravitate toward the well-known touristc icons... la Tour Eiffel, les Champs Elysées, etc. Of course those places merit a visit. However, there is another part of Paris, just as important albeit very upsetting. It is admirable that the French acknowkedge what happened to their Jewish citizens during WW2. It is moving to see all... More
This museum, a memorial to the victoms of the holocaust is one of the most moving I have visited. It is a solomn place, as is befitting the reason for its being. It has something I have never seen before in any holocaust memorial; pictures taken by a guard at a camp of victoms entering an extermination block, and pictures... More
We made a point of finding the location of this memorial (not easy to do)and were glad that we took the time to visit. Haunting, necessary,difficult - but worth the time - a highlight of our trip, and a reminder of what humans are capable of inflicting on others. It was shocking to actually see the lists of names upon... More
This could be a difficult place to visit especially when you enter and you see the walls with thousands of names of French citizens known to have perished in the Holocaust and then the long list of The Righteous Gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews. The museum is well done, very informative and free.
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