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“A memorial worth seeing”

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 301 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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Jerusalem, Israel
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“A memorial worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

An honorable memorial for a horrible period. Gives very good explanations and illustrates well without being too shocking

Visited July 2013
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“Amotional visit in that memorial site.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I liked the perpetuation process.
Gives you almost the real knowledge about what has happened.
Almost, because there is no way to really understand it unless one has been there and went though the inferno that took place there.

Visited March 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“in memoriam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Yad Vashem is the most intensive way to try and fathom the horror that was the holocaust, the systematic murder of six million Jews in Europe durin WWII. A must.

Visited August 2012
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Jerusalem Israel
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“NOT TO BE MISSED”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Yad Vashem is the most important museum dealing with the holocaust. Although there are other smaller versions elsewhere in the world none of them compare to this one. A visit here is a must for anyone visiting Israel for the first time and return visits are recommended as they are continually adding on to it.
We've been numerous times with guests both Jewish and non-Jewish. A visit to Yad Vashem helps explain Israel's so called paranoia with security. It really helps in explaining and understanding the Israeli mentality.
I find the Children's building the most powerful in the complex. You walk through a pathway in complete darkness except for 11/2 million little spot lights while a record calls out the names of the children murdered in the holocaust.
Children under 11 aren't allowed in and that really is youngest age one should visit. Personally I would up it to 12 or 13. It's a heart wrenching place that can't be missed.

Visited August 2012
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“Very powerful experience - needs a few hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A thorough spine-chilling exhibition of how the Jews of Europe were treated in the 1930's and 1940's.
So hard to believe that people can fall to such levels of cruel and inhuman behaviour towards other people and yet it is all here as a reminder of what happened so easily then and can easily happen again. The separate exhibition of lights in memory of one and half million children is a must to visit. It is a very moving experience. Altogether this is a moving and emotional museum - an absolute must on any visit to Jerusalem.
Yad Vashem is easy to access via public transport, I recommend using the light railway. No entry fee into the museum. You need a minimum of 3 hours to visit. All exhibitions are adequately air-conditioned so is suitable for visiting on a hot summer day.

Visited July 2013
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