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In memoriam

World War II French Memorials

Josh Rogers

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of In memoriam

In memoriam French monuments dedicated to World War II What is a monument? A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of past events. Cemeteries American Cemetery German Cemetery Ste. Mère Église Mémorial Leclerc et de la Libération
de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin Dedicated in 1994, this museum
honors the actions of two men - one
representing Free France, the other
representing the Resistance. http://www.paris.fr/portail/Culture/Portal.lut?page_id=6923 Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation Dedicated 12 April 1962 by General de Gaulle, this
memorial pays tribute to those deported from France
during the "black years." This path leads to the tomb of the
unknown martyr. http://www.defense.gouv.fr/sga/enjeux_defense/histoire_et_patrimoine/memoire/monuments/memoriaux/memorial_des_martyrs_de_la_deportation Mémorial de la Shoah:
Musée Centre de documentation juive contemporaine The memorial opened January 2005 on the site
of the monument to the unknown, martyred Jew. http://www.memorialdelashoah.org/b_content/getContentFromTopNavAction.do?navId=116 Why? "Because now and forever it will always be necessary to construct a rampart against oblivion, against a rekindling of hatred and contempt for man", Eric de Rothschild, President of the Shoah Memorial.
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