Then and Now: A Creative Flashback to Paris During Nazi Occupation

The city of Paris is synonymous with its very well known iconic landmarks, packed with a lot of history within its pillars and even more stories to tell throughout the decades. Ever wondered how it looked during one of its most tumultuous times?

French art director Julien Knez shows us a sneak peek into Paris during the Nazi occupation set in contrast with how this beautiful city is today. Knez says it’s actually to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Paris’ liberation from Nazi control back in August 1944. This rather creative set of photos features some of the city’s landmarks and it’s truly quite amazing to see the stark differences of Paris then and now.

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Place de la République in the 1940s.

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The Eiffel Tower in 1940.

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Rue de Rivoli in the 1940s.

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Rue du Mail in the 1940s.

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A couple embrace in the Tuileries Garden in the 1940s.

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Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s.

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A burning car in Place Saint-Michel in Paris in the 1940s.

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A tank outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s.

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Soldiers outside the Hotel De Ville in the 1940s.

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Paris opera house in the 1940s.

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Children pose for the camera on Avenue Mozart, Paris in the 1940s.

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Paris opera house in the 1940s.

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Pulling up the road in in Place Saint-Michel in Paris.

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President Charles de Gaulle on the Champ Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background.

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Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s.

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Building on the Champs Elysees in the 1940s.

Source: via dailymail

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