Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Les Milles

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#4 of 15 in Museums in Aix-en-Provence
Get a glimpse of World War II history by visiting Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Today one of UNESCO's headquarters, it was once an internment camp for German and Austrian men, and later the place of transit for Jewish men. See the works of artists interned there, visit the preserved areas where they lived, and learn about genocide. You can walk the path people took on their way to deportation to concentration camps, see a gallery with paintings, and view a wagon that shows where the deportation took place. Plan to visit Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aix-en-Provence attractions using our Aix-en-Provence road trip planning website .
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  • A moving and sobering, in-depth museum on this holding camp from WWII. This is probably the only full-scale original holding camp from that era available for the public to visit. Includes info on 1) t...  more »
  • Discover this place by looking for what to do in the vicinity of Aubagne. The site is worth a visit both because it is faced with a beautiful example of industrial archaeology, and for what happened inside it in the years of the Second World War. Racial segregation is the deportation from this collection and sorting camp to the quintessential concentration camp. Traces of life, pain and hope. Excellent organization and path in the history and life of the camp. Audio guides and all the billboards only in French and English. Some publication also in German. I suggest to the management to provide audio guide in Italian, so as to enable even those who do not speak the two languages to be able to have this experience very formative and important for memory.
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  • Also in a leisure trip to Provence is good to take time to learn more about the secondary world war. This space is well made and give you a deep look at the French influence on the deportations.
  • Excellent because of social research stages which lead to genocide and practical application awareness and simple acts of resistance to avoid or minimize the impact of policies and acts against a minority population. I was surprised that Italy detained those of Germanic origin, held Jews seeking escape to other countries and finally transporting a significant number of Jews of all ages to German concentration camps.
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