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“Sobering, moving and sad”

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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$7.00*
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Audio Guide Tour of the Holocaust History Museum
Ranked #2 of 308 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center is a 45-acre campus comprised of indoor museums, outdoor monuments, gardens and sculptures. Entrance to Yad Vashem is free. Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is for ages 10 and up.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Sonora, California
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“Sobering, moving and sad”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The detail was incredible. I only had one problem and that is more frequent places to sit down. Benches would have been greatly appreciated.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Another must-see in Jerusalem”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have been three times on my visits here. Each time, I was struck by the soberness of the place, particularly the Hall of Remembrance, with its simple list of names of the camps as a stark reminder of the atrocities of the Nazis and the Eternal Flame in the centre. Each time, I could not breathe for the spirit of the place.

Lest we forget. "Never again".

Visited December 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Solemn, thought-provoking, humbling”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We could have spent much longer than our 90 minutes, but we appreciated the children's memorial (many of us wept), the trees of the righteous among the nations (saw Oscar Schindler's tree) and the main museum, which we were only able to sample. I toured it with my ten year old, and was able to make it meanngful without being too graphic by dint of careful parenting. Would thoroughly recommend to any parent who wasnts to bring their child up to be thoughtful and compassionate.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Parents, take your children so they learn in an hour what you've tried to instill in them in a lifetim”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We took our 10 and 12 year old sons who are non religious London prep school boys. We are in our 40 s and have no connection to Israel or to any holocaust victims nor the murderous Nazis. I was concerned that it would be an overwhelming experience for the children, however it was a very positive and moving experience and I hope one which has taught them much and also us as a family. One can get carried away with the trivialities and problems of daily life but the dignity that is displayed through the exhibits and the survivors who have contributed is haunting yet truly inspirational.

I would whole heartedly recommend to all parents with children this age who live or visit Jerusalem to come to Yad Vashem.

Visited February 2013
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“sobering but necessary”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

a sobering but necesary visit to explain the inconceivable evil that humans are capable of,and understand the psyche of modern Israel

Visited January 2013
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