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  • Le Mémorial de la Shoah à Paris - Juillet 2006

    Pendant la visite à Paris, nous sommes allès au Mémorial de la Shoah...
    The first thing I saw after we had gone through the very tight security on the gate was walls and walls of names, which I was shocked to learn were names of the Jews that were killed during the Second World War. Seeing them on walls like that really brought home the sheer amount of deaths and how many people all over the world those deaths must have affected.
    We were later told that not all the names of the Jewish (...)

  • The Shoah Memorial in Paris - Juillet 2006

    When we arrived at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect ; some memorial museums, although very informative, don’t manage to portray a real view of what it was like during that period, but this one did.
    It started on the outside of the museum, where you could see a monument listing all the concentration camps used in WW2 ; along side this were walls with lists of names of all the French people who’d been deported during the war.
    On the inside of the (...)