by Laurence Garson, head of the memorial
Repression and persecution in Marseille during the Second World War
At the foot of Fort Saint-Jean, facing the old neighborhoods completely destroyed in 1943, the Deportation Memorial installed in a bunker, tells the story of the repression and persecution policies implemented in Marseille during the Second World War: films, individual and collective narratives, testimonies, artistic video creation. Free admission, subject to availability
About the venue
Located at the foot of Fort Saint-Jean, the Deportation Memorial, formerly known as the Death Camps, is housed in a Second World War blockhouse, which has certainly served as a health service for the German army. It belongs to the whole of the defensive lock of the port of Marseille and more broadly of the Wall of the Mediterranean to prevent a landing of the Allies in Provence. The Memorial was inaugurated in 1995, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the camps and closed in 2012 during the work of MUCEM. It is a place of transmission of history, of memory of the victims of Nazism and the Vichy regime who died in deportation and of the events specific to Marseilles (roundups, evacuations and destruction of the Old Port, internments, deportations). The City is once again opening it up to the public with a renewed scientific and cultural perspective.
Access: 1 Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille Métro L1, Station Vieux-Port Bus n°60, n°82