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 Wall of Names

Engraved on this wall are the names of 76,000 Jews, including 11,000 children, who were deported from France, with the Vichy government’s collaboration, as part of the Nazi plan to destroy the Jews of Europe. Most were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the rest at the Sobibor, Lublin, Majdanek and Kaunas/Reval camps, between 1942 and 1944.

Only 2,500 survived. This wall gives back their identity to the children, women and men the Nazis tried to eradicate from the face of the Earth. Their names engraved in stone ensure that they will not be forgotten.

USEFUL INFORMATION: The Wall of Names can be seen when the Memorial is open.