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HD photos of Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver in Paris - Page 1



Paris has loads of little gardens, parks and squares that in France they often call Places, and this particular square we found by accident as it was right next to the River Seine and only 300 metres from the apartment we were staying in, and its full name is Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver, which is bit of a mouthful.  But we have to say it was a beautiful place and the space was used very well, which gave its visitors a relaxing environment, and as you can see from these photos, plenty of thought went into its design and layout, like the lamp posts running down in a straight line, along with still providing great views of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.


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Picture looking down Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver

Pomenade du Quai de Grenelle


Looking down the Promenade du Quai de Grenelle within the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome d'Hiver towards the Eiffel Tower that you can see in this image, you will not only see the tranquillity of this area way above the street, but also in the photo you can see the lamp posts marking the pathway along with the back of the monument or memorial, which was inaugurated on 17th July 1994 and is dedicated to the Jews that were involved in the Veledrome Roundup in 1942.


View of looking at Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver from the road

Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver


Instead of walking along the banks of the River Seine, which is actually hidden by the trees in this image, if you are walking along the road like we did within the 15th Arrondissement, you may spot a set of stairs and a monument at the top that we never knew existed, so we decided to investigate further after taking this photo, and found out that it is called the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome d'Hiver dedicated to the Jewish who suffered and lost their lives in Paris during the atrocities of World War II.


Photo of monument in Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver "Never Forget"

Monument In Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver


Within the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome you will find a monument, which is what you can see in this high definition picture that was designed by the architect Mario Azagury and sculpted by Walter Spitzer, and inaugurated in the July of 1994 by the French President Jacques Chirac, the inscription on the base of this monument in Paris reads, In Tribute to the Victims of Racist Persecutions and Crimes Against Humanity, and at the very bottom it reads, Never Forget, which is a gesture to remember all those that suffered during the Veledrome event when thousands of Jews were rounded up and deported.


Photo of bronze statues within the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver

Bronze Statues At Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver


This is a close up photo we took of the bronze statues that is located within the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome, and this monument, which was sculpted by Walter Spitzer and is dedicated to all the Jews who were rounded up and taken to the Veledrome d'Hiver in Paris during World War II, and as you can tell, it represents, men, women, children, babies and even a pregnant lady who were all subjected to the cruelty of this event.


View of the Eiffel Tower from Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver

Eiffel Tower From Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver


Again, this is another photo of the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome d'Hiver looking towards the Eiffel Tower, that includes a sculpture by Walter Spitzer commemorating the victims of the Velodrome d'Hiver roundup, which you can see the back of in a curved shaped to depict the winter cycling stadium, that was designed by the architect Mario Azagury, to remember the thousands of Jewish victims that were rounded up in 1942 within this arena.


Photo of promenade in Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver

Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver Promenade


We took this photo of the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome looking down the promenade, and as you can no doubt tell, this is away from the traffic, which makes it a lovely area to take a stroll, relax or admire the unusual views of the Eiffel Tower, yet there is also a rich history behind the square, and there is a memorial service organised on the first Sunday after 16th July each year in memory of those that lost their lives during a tragic event in World War II.


Picture of grass area within Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver

Grass Area Within Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver


An indoor cycling winter stadium called the Veledrome d'Hiver was located in this area prior to being destroyed in 1959, and this park area that you can seen in this photograph was called the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Veledrome d'Hiver after this place, and it is dedicated to the thousands of Jews that were rounded up and held in appalling conditions at the stadium prior to being shipped to concentration camps in the raid known as the Vel d'Hiv Roundup, which unfortunately included Jewish men, women, children, babies and event pregnant women.


Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver

Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome D'Hiver


You will be able to discover this little known square in Paris by the Quai de Grenelle, yet high above the street level and by the River Seine on what is known as the Promenade du Quai de Grenelle, which is only a short walk from the Eiffel Tower that you can see in this photo.





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