Gare de l’Est, Place du 8 Mai 1945, 10e

Gare de l’Est, Place du 8 Mai 1945, 10e

Gare de l'Est, Place du 8 Mai 1945, 10e

The Gare de l’Est was used by the Germans in World War II as the point of departure for Parisian Jews for the Nazi concentration camps. During the German occupation of Paris, around 20,000 Parisian Jews were sent to concentration camps. The Place du 8 Mai 1945 is named for the date in which Germany surrendered to the Allies ending World War II in Europe.