Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem
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Poignant and well curated, Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial mourns millions of genocide victims and lends visitors insight into the experiences of European Jews before, during, and after World War II. The museum complex includes the main history wing ending in a dizzying hall of commemoration, a memorial to children who perished in the Holocaust, and a gallery of Holocaust-related art. Walk the trails of the museum grounds to find additional memorials to the "righteous gentiles," non-Jews who risked their lives to save their Jewish neighbors. A visit to Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jerusalem tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I loved this visit. Very very moving and starts from 1933 and takes you trough to 1948. I had to find a quiet corner at times just to take it all in. I would have taken my 8 year old in as I don't thi...  more »
  • My heart just broke down during this visit. First you must get an audio headset Then plan on at least three hours in the museum. It gives the entire history of how the Jewish faith has been persecuted...  more »
  • We were very moved by the Holocaust Memorial. It provided all of us with an in-depth history of how the Jewish people were victimized, tortured and killed. 6 million Jews died in the Concentration cam...  more »
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  • A powerful and extremely well designed museum, this is not an easy place to visit but gives a very good insight into the systematic attempt to wipe out the Jewish people during the Holocaust, and also helps understand how Israelis see this event, which still impacts the national worldview today. The site is vast with a series of memorials, but at the minimum I suggest visiting the main museum and the childrens' memorial. While it is possible to walk through on your own, or to take an audio guide, you will get a lot more out of the experience by taking a guided tour.
  • I really love this place! I live in Berlin but I got more information and a different view of the shoah! The museum is a great architectural building and has so much thought towards it! The garden is amazing! If you're in Jerusalem you definitely need to go! (Even if you just go to the garden!)
  • Definitely the best way to experience the pain and history of the Jews in the Holocaust! An incredible and large campus overflowing with knowledge and feelings. Most definitely a place to go! To learn, live, and understand the past.
  • An essential part of any visit to Israel (even legally required for first time diplomats), the museum really helps put the events leading up to and of the Holocaust into perspective. Well organized to ensure that you will each part of the story in sequential order. Some visitors will understandably find the graphic nature of some of the museum rather disturbing though, but fully depicting the horror faced by Jews and other victims of the Holocaust is something they rightfully make a point of.
  • Deep and wide coverage of the horrors endured by the Jews. Give yourself more time, three hours is not to much, leave the kids at grand ma's. Some friends said the one in Washington DC was 'more impactful'.