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The Shoah Memorial in Paris city centre can be found in the district of Le Marais, where a large Jewish population lived at the beginning of WWII. The Memorial was inaugurated by President Jacques Chirac in 2005. The permanent exhibition examines the history of French Jews during the Holocaust. On display are authentic documents, photographs, video and audio recordings.
The Shoah Memorial in Drancy was inaugurated in September 2012, opposite to the Cité de la Muette, about 10 kilometers from the centre of Paris. During WWII the Cité de la Muette served as an internment camp for the Jews of France before their deportation towards extermination camps. Drancy Shoah Memorial retraces the history and function of the camp as well as the daily lives of those interned there.
The Army Museum in Paris, created in 1905, is one of the biggest museums of military art and history in the world. Its Contemporary Department retraces the story of the French Army from the period 1871 to 1945 and thus covers both World Wars. The Army Museum encompasses the Historial Charles de Gaulle and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation.