Important place to visit. The exhibition was the reason to go but the permanent exhibition was very interesting.
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It is a holocaust museum in Paris with some, exhibition area, a multimedia center, and a reading room. Audio tour is available.
There are 2 aspects of this site ~ the tributes and the history/documentation. The wall of names outside and the photos of children inside are beautifully done and very moving. The history of French Jewry was very well organized, informative and interesting. All the text...More
I've read a lot over the years about the Holocaust, and France during that time, but I learned so much at this extremely detailed, in-depth, comprehensive Memorial. Very somber, very reverent.
The museum has a very detailed history of the Holocaust, including France's role in deporting French Jews (though I think they could go further in taking responsiblity for their collaboration with the Nazis). The signs are all in French and English and there are audio...More
Just in the middle of the street we found this memorial.Take a few minutes to reflect, hoe evil could be found even in this beautiful city.
Was not expecting such an outstanding memorial. Largest holocaust memorial in Europe. Took us over 4 hours and still did not finish. Well worth the trip just to see the tribute to the children.
While Paris likes to portray itself as the City of Light... it also has had very "Dark Moments". This Memorial documents one of these dark periods when 75,000+ French Jews were deported to Germany for extermination. For anyone wanting to improve their understanding of Paris...More