HD photographs of Wall of the Deportation inside Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1141

While we were within the Eglise Saint-Roch, located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a memorial plaque called the Wall of the Deportation, dedicated to those that died in concentration camps during World War II.

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Wall of the Deportation memorial plaque, Compassion Chapel, Eglise Saint-Roch
Classed as a commemoration and remembrance memorial, this first HD photo shows a stone plaque dedicated to those that lost their lives at concentration camps during World War II, and at the very top you can see a gilded embossed statement or commemoration that reads in English, Here the ashes recall the deportee victims of the Nazis 1940 - 1945.

And it was actually in 1957 that the Wall of the Deportation was initiated within the Eglise Saint-Roch by Genevieve de Gaulle-Anthonioz, who was a French Resistance fighter, but she was captured and imprisoned, then sent to the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.

However, Genevevieve de Gaulle-Anthonioz was kept alive as a possible exchange prisoner, due to the fact that her Uncle was General Charles de Gaulle, eventually being released in April 1945, and after this became a member then president of the Association of Deportees and Internees of the Resistance, filing lawsuits against Nazi war criminals, which also led to her writing a book about her experiences at Ravensbruck.
Cross and camp names on Wall of the Deportation by Genevieve de Gaulle-Anthonioz
So here you can see a closer view of the Wall of the Deportation memorial plaque with the central cross and the ribbon in the three colours of the French flag, surrounded by the names of the concentration camps and how many people lost their lives at each one, such as Auschwitz that saw 140,000 martyrs.

But this is not just any old plaque, because with the assistance of Konrad Adenauer, who was the Chancellor of Germany after World War II from 1949 through to 1963, soil and ashes were collected from each one of these concentration camps and placed behind the stone plaque in the Saint-Roch Church in Paris.
Info board for Wall of the Deportation stone memorial with WWII soil and ashes
Known in French as the Mur de la Deportation, the above photograph shows the tourist information board providing details about the Chapelle de la Compassion and this memorial, and as you have entered the Eglise Saint-Roch from the entrance on the Rue Saint Honore, you will find the Compassion Chapel located on the left hand side, before you reach the transept.

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Eglise Saint-Roch, 296 Rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 42 44 13 20

Eglise Saint-Roch statues and sculptures

irgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus
Gilded Gloire Divine
Sainte Barbe
Saint Jerome
Music Lectern and eagle
Sainte Jeanne d'Arc
Jesus Accable d'Outrages
Jesus devant Caiphe
Saint Expedit
Saint Joseph
Jesus trahi par Judas
Andre Le Notre
Saint Michael
Saint Andre
Historical bishop
Jesus au jardin des oliviers
Monument de l'Abbe de l'Epee
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La Pieta
Pierre Mignard
Saint Rita of Cascia
Mme la Live de Jully
Baptism of Jesus
La Fontaine Baptismale
Les Peres de l’Eglise
Sainte Clotilde
Saint Roch
Saint Honore
Sainte Genevieve
Fathers of the Church
Monument du Henri de Lorraine
Claude Francois Bidal
Monument to Charles, Duc de Crequy
Francois de Crequy
Cardinal Guillaume Dubois
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
Saint Jean Vianney Cure d'Ars
Crucifixion of Jesus
Saint Francis de Sales
Saint Gregoire le Grand
Jesus Couronne d'Epines
Saint kneeling
Jesus Presente au Peuple
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Sainte Anne
Saint Anthony of Padua
Jesus Condamne a Mort
Jesus Portant sa Croix

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