The spaces of the museum-memorial

Located in the heart of the historic Marais district in Paris, the Shoah Memorial offers visitors many resources and activities in a total surface area of nearly 5,000 square meters. Explore the various spaces that make up the site.

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The Forecourt

This gathering place is lined by a wall featuring seven bas-reliefs depicting the persecution of the Jews made by the sculptor Arbit Blatas in 1982 on one side and the Wall of Names on the other.

The bronze cylinder in the forecourt bears the names of the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, Belzec, Bergen-Belsen, Birkenau, Buchenwald, Chelmno, Dachau, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Sobibor, Struthof and Treblinka.

USEFUL INFORMATION: The forecourt is accessible when the Memorial is open.