Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem

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4.7/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The definitive tale of inhumanity had an especially horrific effect on this visit. The Nazi war of Jewish extermination is told via chronology, theme and artifact. The result is gripping. head-shaking...  read more »
  • Few places in the world will make you stop, make you think and make you ashamed of the brutality of mankind as this place will! the children's memorial is simply done yet heartbreaking ! 
  • There is no way any human being can visit Yad Vahem and not be deeply disturbed at the pure evil of the Holocaust. But everyone should go to witness this great evil. The Memorial takes chronologically...  read more »
  • Very well designed. Lots to see. Extremely interesting. Not as sad as I thought it would be. Great learning experience.
  • I went on Birthright for my first trip to Israel in December 2015. One day we went to Yad Vashem and it was emotionally moving. I got to learn more about the Holocaust. It was a clean place and my tour guide was nice and made sure everyone could hear him. It was also quiet and everyone was respecting the history and remembering one of the worst parts in history.
  • The year was 1980, I was only a young boy of 13, I remember the gold bar molded from teeth, the Israeli Soldiers going through for the first time right along side me. It felt unreal but VERY REAL at the same time. I wish I could visit Auschwitz and Treblinka now that I'm much older and have studied more. What an experience that would be.
  • Yad Vashem museum is one of the must important museums in the world. The museum stands it's challenge to share with the visitors the horrors of this time in the history, the stories of many people, all ages, children and adults, men and women, who lost their life or survived the Holocaust ("Shoa" in Hebrew), which is the biggest crime ever performed by people. It is also shsring the bravery of many, and the spirit of the Jewish people
  • I can not recommend any place in Jerusalem that you should visit more than Yad Vashem. I was admittedly uneducated about the Holocaust and all that happened. I left here not only knowledgeable but with a very heavy heart. The things you will see and feel here will be very emotional, but there is nothing more worth your time. Most impactful memory for me were the train tickets.
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