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Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Near Herzl Blvd., Jerusalem 91034, Israel
972 2 6443400
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As featured in 3 days in Jerusalem
Ranked #2 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Libraries, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The world’s leading national Holocaust memorial and museum is a 45-acre campus comprising indoor museums, outdoor monuments, memorials, gardens,... more » Owner description: The world’s leading national Holocaust memorial and museum is a 45-acre campus comprising indoor museums, outdoor monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and world-class research and educational centres. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

No details needed. Guide books don't do it justice. Allow several hours for the full treatment. Don't expect to leave happy, though. It's a real downer, but everyone should see it in full detail. Easy to reach by tram and a short walk. Has a cafeteria, if you're still hungry.

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Ma'ale Adumim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I had an increible tour guide, Debbie Spero, and she took us through the entire museum in 3 hours and it was fascinating. Afterwards we had a talk by a child survivor. The tour was through the Israel Center-OU Center.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visiting Yad Vashem can be a very emotional and draining experience especially if you have any personal connection to the holocaust. One of the most moving aspects is listening to the recordings of personal accounts of survivors and horrors they endured. The memorial museum leads the visitor through the history of developments in Germany in the 30s through the horrors... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture, spacious and peaceful. The museum is thoughtfully laid out to help the visitor learn and think. I was overwhelmed at one point and a very kind young soldier came to talk to me...very sweet moment. My 14 year old daughter learned so much more than what they had covered at her school, so it was well worth it.... More

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was so emotional for me going through this for the first time, I felt so rushed with the tour group that it was hard to focus on each section. Definitely plan up to 2 hours of staying here, there are so many stories and articles of clothing, pictures, it is amazing.

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Fyti, Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was a little reluctant to visit this site but am so glad I did. It charts the whole history of the holocaust with the light in the roof furthest away at the point where the holocaust was at its worst. Almost too much to take in in just one visit and coming out into the light onto a splendid... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There are no words to describe what happened, and this is a decent attempt at explaining it. I've been to other museums like it, and thought they did a better job. There is maybe just a little too much here to absorb in one trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I've been to Yad Vashem many times, as I coordinate an exchange program between American and Israeli students. Each time I walk out with new knowledge. The docents are usually terrific and they are a plethora of information. However, if you pay attention to detail, you could do the tour on your own and take your time to read the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The very very best tour guide I have ever had in a museum like this. Starting with the lives of people before they were imprisoned is so honouring! They were fascinating people, they were not just statistics, this memorial brings the courage and dignity of the jewish people to the fore!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I walked in shaking and left with tears in my eyes. The exhibit and design of the museum are done to show the horrors of this time period. Our guide was terrific and knew alot of history I am happy I went to see this because it relights a candle in your Jewish soul of the countless souls that were... More

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