Paris Shoah Memorial
Created underground in 1943, the Centre for Contemporary Jewish Documentation then gathered documents testifying the Jewish genocide. It was in the 1950s that it participated in the elevation, in Paris, of the Memorial of the Unknown Jewish Martyr, the first monument to the memory of the victims on which the current edifice is built.
The permanent exhibition, which is based on period documents, retraces the history of the Jews of France and more particularly during the Second World War. The emotionally charged visit begins with a multitude of documents combining collective and individual history (texts, photographs, personal objects, videos) of the 76,000 men, women and children who were deported under the Nazi regime. The Wall of Names, located in front of the museum, bears witness to their existence forever.
The museum also offers a programme of temporary exhibitions which, based on history but also art and literature, take a new look at the fate of Jews in Europe and at other genocides perpetrated in the 20th century. Seminars, meetings, film screenings provide everyone with educational tools to understand the past and shed light on the future.
Discover the ** Mémorial de la Shoah** through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.
As a complement to your visit, discover the Drancy Shoah Memorial.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, relive the history of the Second World War in Paris Region.
Access and contact
Metro Saint-Paul or Hôtel-de-Ville (line 1) Pont-Marie (line 7)
Bus: 67, 69, 76, 96 Balabus
Vélib' stations: Saint-Paul Pavée, Place du Bataillon Français de l’ONU et Mairie du 4ème.
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Saturday. Late opening on Thursday until 22:00. Closed for some Jewish holidays.
Due to renovations, the Wall of Names is not visible until January 2020.
Guided tour languages
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single services tour
- Guided individual tours available permanently