Friday, 29 August 2014

War memorial at Avignon

A short walk from the Palace of the Popes in Avignon is a park called the Rocher des Doms which is on a hill providing views of the river and beyond from the lookout. As you enter the park from the cathedral entrance you will find a memorial to those from this area who died during World War I and World War II.
The memorial was originally dedicated to those who died during the First World War however an additional section on the sides was added after the Second World War.

Continuing up the path you come to another memorial, this time to Jews from the Vaucluse area who were sent to Nazi extermination camps between 1942 and 1944.
This memorial was unveiled on 23 April 2010 to remember the 422 Jews, including 54 children, sent to the camps.

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