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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  • This is a very powerful experience. As a holocaust museum it profoundly articulates through personal experiences the brutality of the the third reich and allows the viewer to connect emotionally. I... 
    This is a very powerful experience. As a holocaust museum it profoundly articulates through personal experiences the brutality of the the third reich and allows the viewer to connect emotionally. I...  more »
  • Not surprisingly this is a powerful emotional experience. This incredible museum covers every conceivable detail on the tragic history of the Jewish peoples before, during and after WW2. The wealth... 
    Not surprisingly this is a powerful emotional experience. This incredible museum covers every conceivable detail on the tragic history of the Jewish peoples before, during and after WW2. The wealth...  more »
  • I’ve been to the holocaust museum in Washington DC so I know what an emotional experience this can be. I was very disappointed that there were so many people and tour groups going through the museum....  more
    I’ve been to the holocaust museum in Washington DC so I know what an emotional experience this can be. I was very disappointed that there were so many people and tour groups going through the museum....  more »
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  • Everyone should visit this place. It can be very emotionally taxing though, so be sure to bring water, stay hydrated, and leave your schedule nice and loose. It closes at 5pm, so come early in the day as it takes at least an hour or two just to get through the main hall. I highly recommend seeing the children's memorial after the hall. Bring good shoes, since you will be standing a lot. There is seating here and there, but definitely a lot of standing and looking. Entrance is free, but the audio guide has a rental fee for the headset. You will have to leave ID as collateral, so don't forget to bring that. The audio guide is very good, and I highly recommend it if you don't have a tour guide. Honestly, it's just as good and maybe better than a guide.
  • I took a tour with some friends. We were given headphones that connected to our guide. My wife and I decided to leave a little before the tour concluded. We were told by staff that everyone must turn in the headphones together. The staff would not be responsible if headphones went missing. Sorry but that system doesn't work. It's very easy to set up a check in check out system using bar codes or other means. The museum is very powerful. It really takes a couple if days to appreciate it all. Makes you wonder about the future of humanity.
  • Such an impactful experience. Highly recommend visiting this museum. But allow for more than just 3 hours. It will not be enough…
  • Holocaust memorial from the Jewish victims' perspective. Other victim groups were mentioned in passing, but this memorial has a specific focus, rightfully so considering the location. It was a very interesting presentation and use of architectural design to emphasize the story being told. A lot of information to process. And, it was very busy and crowded. We had a tour guide from the facility take our group through and she was able to cover the important points in a bit over 2 hours. Of course that was her emphasized perspective. Very few places to sit down along the way and you walk on concrete, for those whose back or feet are affected by that. You can go through without a guide as there is plenty of reading material, placards and the like, as well as a lot od video footage from the era, that explains most everything. This site could be very distressing to certain people, especially younger children. Some of the images of what the Nazis did are quite horrific, actual photos and movies of their activities including mass graves and actual firing squads over trenches and the bodies falling in after the head shots were taken, you see this in the movies--the Nazis recorded for posterity's sake. An important visit, but a difficult one 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.

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