Gare de l'Est - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 48° 52.596 E 002° 21.504
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Quick Description: An interesting memorial to the Railway Workers who were lost during WWII is found in the main hall of Gare de l'Est.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/15/2022 2:26:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM15K30
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
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Long Description:
This WWII memorial to the railway workers of Gare de l'Est is found tucked under the main stairway in the great hall where passengers embark/disembark the trains. It consists of several plaques, some mounted to the right of the memorial, some locked behind a gate. Sadly, the gate was locked when I was at the station going to Nancy. Research has found that the memorial honors the railway workers overall, specific railway workers (behind the locked gate).

An interesting article in both French and English investigates the roles of French railway workers and the holocaust during WWII (visit link) .

Special Hospital Trans had their terminus at Gare de l'Est (visit link) .
Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Head towards the main embark/disembark area for the trains. The memorial is behind you under the large staircase.

Location of waymark:
Place du 11 novembre 1918
Paris, France

Commemoration: French Railway and Jews lost during WWII

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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