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Square des Victimes de la Gestapo is a quiet space which pays tribute to those who were victims of the Gestapo.
The site originally had a building on it, which was the Gestapo Headquarters, this is where members of the French Resistance were interrogated, tortured,...More
I happened on this pocket park because it was right around the corner from my hotel, the Hotel de la Paix. It's a shady garden with memorials and bouquets to individuals who lost their lives to the Germans. The first word I read was Ravensbruck,...More
A poignant reminder of the horrible scars of war—within living memory even in this civilised first world nation. Sadly, this little garden sits forlornly behind the rue Jeanne d'Arc and seems to be rarely visited—and then, more by local youths than those tending to its...More
I will caveat this by noting that my mother, who was French, was a young teen during WWII in the occupied eastern suburbs of Paris. This memorial was very moving to me. Although the house no longer stands, the knowledge of what transpired there is...More
This place is hidden, and can be easily missed. It is small with a fountain and some places to sit. The memorial spoke of the horrors of the Gestapo, and it is a nice place to sit and pay respect to the innocent lives lost....More
A moment's pause to remember all those who have come before us and did not get the opportunity to live a full life.
Tucked behind a simple wall, is a garden of remembrance. It only takes a moment to read some of the wall plaques...More