HD photos of the Monument des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris - 201



You can find many different statues around Paris, but this time we decided to take some high definition photographs of the Monument des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d'Hiver in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris, which is dedicated to over 13,000 Jews and pay our respects.

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Monument des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d'Hiver
With this photo we took you can see the steps up to the Monument des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d'Hiver, which generally translates to the Monument to the Jewish Martyrs of the Winter Stadium, and this is dedicated to the memory of over 13,000 Jews that were rounded up in Paris during World War II.
Monument to the Jewish Matyrs of the Winter Stadium
Here you can see a close up picture of the monument with its bronze statue figures of men, women, children, the elderly and a pregnant woman all huddled together on a base that is designed to represent the surface of the winter indoor cycle stadium that was the place where Jews were taken to in Paris having been rounded up by the Nazis during World War II, ready for deportation to concentration camps.
Inscription on Jewish Monument in Paris
In this close up photo you can see the inscription on the base of the monument with its bronze statues, that pays homage to victims of racist persecution with the crimes against humanity and the atrocities that took place, plus at the bottom it states Never Forget, and now there is a memorial service and ceremony held on the 16th July each year, because it was the 16th and 17th when everyone was captured in the raids.
Monument to the Jewish Martyrs by sculptor Walter Spitzer
Now this monument and statue group was designed by the architect Mario Azagury, yet it was produced by the artist and sculptor Walter Spitzer, and called the Monument des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d'Hiver, this was inaugurated in the July of 1994 by the French President Jacques Chirac close to where these atrocities took place, although the cycle stadium was demolished in the 1950s.
Jewish martyrs monument with the Eiffel Tower in Paris
This is a view looking towards the Eiffel Tower with the back of the monument and statue group located to the right of the photo, and you can find this on a promenade, which is actually above an RER train line in an elevated position by the Quai de Grenelle and the River Seine in the 15th Arrondissement, and it is within the Square de la Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d’Hiver.

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