Airport-style security checks mean queues, but don't let that put you off: the Mémorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu is an impressively presented and moving memorial to the Holocaust. Enter via the Wall of Names, where limestone slabs are engraved with the first and last names of each of the 76,000 Jews deported from France from 1942 to 1944 with, as an inscription reminds the visitor, the say-so of the Vichy government. The basement-level permanent exhibition documents the plight of French and European Jews through photographs, texts, films and individual stories: 'The French,' reads one label (captioning is also given in English), 'were not particularly interested in the fate of French Jews at this point.'
Le Mémorial de la Shoah
|Venue name:||Le Mémorial de la Shoah|
17 rue Geoffroy l'Asnier
|Opening hours:||10am-6pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun; 10am-10pm Thur. Research centre 10am-5.30pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun; 10am-7.30pm Thur|