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Immigration Museum in Paris

Immigration Museum in Paris

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La Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration, a project of the former president Jacques Chirac, opened last week on the east end of Paris. A project that naturally sounds like a celebration of an important part of national history, however, appeared to seem makeshift and temporary by reviewers. With the opening of the museum in a country of nearly 4 million immigrants, there were no plans for a formal ribbon cutting, nor had the opening been attended by French president Nicolas Sarkozy (who is in the process of implementing DNA tests for immigrants wishing to join their relatives in France, and, is also the son of an immigrant father).

Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration
Palais de la Porte Dorée
293 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris

New York Times Article on museum
BBC Article on DNA Tests

Originally from
ReBlogged by Michael Ciancio on Oct 17, 2007 at 12:11 PM Posted by Michael Ciancio on Oct 17, 2007 at 12:11 PM

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