This beautiful museum depicts the history of Jews in France during the Shoah, which is what the Holocaust is traditionally called in France. It is the Hebrew word for “catastrophe.” Hope’s first stop in Paris is here.
After leaving the Memorial de la Shoah, Hope crosses through this courtyard and reflects on the history that happened here.
View from the Pont des Arts: Hope makes an important discovery while standing on this bridge, which spans the Seine River. These photos show what she would have seen to her left and to her right.
In Paris, it is traditional for couples to place these locks on the Pont des Arts as a symbol of the permanency of their love.
Hope visits Holocaust historian Olivier Berr on this small street on the Left Bank.
Hope finds something she never expected when she enters this apartment on the Right Bank, not far from the Memorial de la Shoah.
This popular street in the Marais district of Paris is home to several traditional bakeries, including the one shown here.
Rose’s old apartment: Until 1942, Hope’s grandmother, Rose, lived here, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, with her parents, brothers, and sisters.
Monument to the Victims of the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup: In July 1942, more than 13,000 residents of Paris were arrested and taken to the Velodrome d’Hiver, known as the Vel’ d’Hiv, a cycling stadium near the Eiffel Tower – less than 2/3 mile from Rose’s family’s apartment. From there, most were deported to concentration camps such as Auschwitz.
One of the largest mosques in Paris, the Grand Mosque was founded in 1926. During World War II, some of its members played an important role in protecting innocent people. Today, it houses a popular bakery café.