Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem

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Poignant and well curated, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center 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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jerusalem trip simple and quick.
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  • A centre you cannot visit without being deeply touched by everything you see. The stories of people like ourselves, their belongings and photographs, the terrible evil things that happened to them...  more »
  • Visiting this museum should be a requirement for entry to Israel. Everyone can benefit from exposure to the undeniable historical experiences laid out in detail in this museum. A vital remembrance of....  more »
  • Not just a major part of Jewish history in Europe but an excellent teaching experience about human cruelty.  more »
  • Well-designed, informative, and comprehensive Holocaust museum and memorial. Easy to get to from the tram line 1, and there's a free shuttle that runs near the station to the entrance. Very well organized, lots of pictures, movies, diagrams, maps, and information you may not know. Best part is that it's completely free and it has great views of the mountain ranges nearby.
  • Very informative and attractive museum to understand the WWII and how Jew were killed by Nazi. It’s a sad history showing the loss of humanity in the era of wartime. We need to learn from the history. Need to go the Children Memorial as you will be impressed.
  • A highly emotional experience. The exhibition is finely thought-out and presented, fully encapsulating the reasons, results and outcome of the Holocaust. The complex also includes several memorials set around the park. Admittance is free, so there is no reason that precludes the curious visitor of visiting the museum. A must-visit when you’re in Jerusalem.
  • A very large museum filled with PLENTY of history. This is an all day trip to really take everything in. I was on a three hour guided tour and we still had to skip parts, skim others, and just miss bits and pieces. The layout is brilliantly designed to make one feel claustrophobic and to lead from one place to the next in chronological order, with blockades in the middle of the isle to force you further in. There is real cobblestone as well!
  • This place is definitely a must-visit! Numerous exhibitions depicting different places and time periods of the Shoah, Holocaust. The flow of the museum is coherent, and the combination of outdoor and indoor exhibitions is interesting. The audio-guide isn’t necessary— we didn’t use it and understood everything.

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