Memorial of victims of deportation

  • Saint-Merri, France
  • Ile de la Cite, Paris, France 
  • Memorial deportation victims in the south-eastern tip of the Ile de la Cité, located in the heart of Paris on the River Seine. Memorial is a symbolic tomb who died during the Second World War, French citizens. Among deportees were resistance fighters, Jews, people sent to forced labor. In total, more than 200 000 people were tortured and killed in Nazi concentration camps.

    Most of the memorial is under the ground, so the street it is not so easy to notice. The narrow stairs you can go down to the basement paўzmrochny resembling a basement or a prison cell. Add gloom black floor and ceiling of the basement, and in one of the walls - a hole in the center of which a light bulb. Here, inside the basement, burning thousands of small lamps - a symbol of souls of the dead.

    Within the walls to make a small niche with a lattice - they located the capsule with the earth from places where the concentration camps were located. "Forgive us, We will never forget you" - these words are engraved on the way out of the Memorial, as a sign of guilt to those who could not be saved from the atrocities of fascism. A top full of life, and every evening people gather in a beautiful green park at the Memorial.
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