Guided tour of the Shoah Memorial Drancy

This historical guided tour will take you to the Shoah Memorial, opened in 2012 in Drancy, a place of history and education, opposite the Cité de la Muette also known as the World War Two Drancy internment camp.

  • Location : Drancy
  • Duration : 1h30

Guided tour of the Shoah Memorial Drancy
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The Cité de la Muette in Drancy was first used as an internment camp in 1941. In 1942, it quickly became a camp for the grouping of French Jews to be deported to the extermination camps. Between March 1942 and August 1944, some 63,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, among the 76,000 Jews deported from France.

The Drancy Shoah Memorial houses a richly documented permanent exhibition to learn more about the history of the Cité de la Muette and to determine its main role in the deportation of French Jews from the Drancy camp during World War II.

Through an archive of video testimonies, documents and photographs from the period, the permanent exhibition traces the history of the Drancy camp, the daily life of the internees, the organization of the deportations from 1941 to 1944 and the construction of the memorial camp after the war. At the heart of the exhibition, the Maison des enfants allows visitors to discover the fate of the internee children through photographs. You will be able to listen to their stories in the letters they wrote in the camp. A dozen documentaries produced by Patrick Rotman are shown in the exhibition hall.



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