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Memorial de la Shoah

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Memorial de la Shoah


Basic Information

Location 17 Rue Geoffroy l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
Phone number +33 1 42 77 44 72
Country France
City Paris

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.memorialdelashoah.org/index.php/en/
Geographical Coordinates 48.85489,2.35651


The “Memorial of the Holocaust” is a museum dedicated to the history of the Jews during the Second World War. In addition to the museum, the site of the Holocaust Memorial houses the Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation (YSC) which was founded during World War Two by Isaac Schneersohn and Leon Poliakov, in order to gather documentary evidence of the destruction of European Jewry. The memorial offers various educational activities, meetings, discussion evenings, lectures and screening. The building also offers a Multimedia Learning Center, a specialty shop and a bookstore.


The Mémorial de la Shoah located in Rue Geoffroy Asni in Paris, was opened in January 2005.The main aim of the memorial was to bridge the gap between the contemporaries of the Holocaust and those people who have not experienced it. The biggest archive of the Shoah in Europe is also a resource center and a "museum of vigilance" designed to learn, understand and feel. In order carry out its missions, the Shoah Memorial offers audiences a variety of resources and specific services. A permanent exhibition is housed in the building, which includes a chronological and thematic sequence that traces the history of Jews in France during the Holocaust. Temporary exhibitions are also presented, which focus on the fate of Jews in other European countries.

On September 21, 2012, a memorial located on the site of the former camp Drancy 1 was inaugurated by Mr. Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic.


Museum hours: Sunday-Wednesday - 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday - 10 AM to 10 PM Friday - 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday - Closed

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