Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation information

Paris , France
Street square de l’Île de France
Extras 4e
Getting there
RER St-Michel–Notre Dame
Opening hours
10am-noon & 2-7pm Apr-Sep, to 5pm Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

The Memorial to the Victims of the Deportation, erected in 1962, remembers the 160,000 residents of France (including 76,000 Jews, of whom 11,000 were children) deported to and murdered in Nazi concentration camps during WWII. A single barred ‘window’ separates the bleak, rough-concrete courtyard from the waters of the Seine. Inside lies the Tomb of the Unknown Deportee .