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Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Near Herzl Blvd., Jerusalem 91034, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2 6443400
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: The world’s leading national Holocaust memorial and museum is a 45-acre...
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.
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Well planned and thought out. Shouldn't miss it. Best holocaust museum in the world. Make sure to go to children's pavilion and walk the grounds as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Well planned and thought out. Shouldn't miss it. Best holocaust museum in the world. Make sure to go to children's pavilion and walk the grounds as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Memorial is a stunning place of both beauty and reflection. Trees planted in remembrance of the dead, Young israeli soldiers learning of the tragedies of their great grandfathers. I was stunned to learn that the Jewish population of Germany comprised only 1%. What was Hitler thinking?? Madness!! It would be like the USA demonizing the Amish. As a Roman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You will never be the same after you visit this museum. Do not miss the children's memorial. This vivid description of one of man's darkest hours in history will grip your senses and make the historical account come alive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If possible don't miss this museum and be sure leave plenty of time to explore the grounds and especially the pavilion of 100,000 points of light reflected into utter darkness that commemorates the children that were lost...very moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a difficult place to review because of the sadness and heartache one feels as you visit Yad Vashem. It is set out in chronological order. Powerfully done with lots of stories of loss and despair as well as ones of bravery and hope.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I made the mistake of only having an hour here, so had to choose between seeing the exhibitions or archiving family matters. By necessity I chose the latter, but failed to see the rest of what the museum has to offer. My mistake. Allow plenty of time here especially if you also have to visit the archives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Jerusalem. Fascinating, in depth information of heroic characters who stepped forward, countries who ignored the persecution of the Jews and details on how the Nazi's were able to brainwash a nation. Many wonderful artifacts and photos. Don't miss this and plan on spending at least half a day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

One could spend days going thru this place and seeing everything. I especially enjoyed the video taped interviews with the survivors. The design of this monument is awe inspiring. Can be somewhat overwhelmingly emotional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went with a private tour of someone we know. Worth the fee we paid for her time, she made the experience so much more impactful that we would have missed these points otherwise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It doesn't matter your religion, your background, or if you like history or not. This is more than that. I most certainly recommend to anyone who is planning to spend some time in Jerusalem to visit this memorial. A visit there is something to be told to your grandchildren.

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