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“Unfortunately Nr. 1 - bitter and sorrow”

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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2-Hour Group Guided Tour of Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Belgrade, Serbia
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“Unfortunately Nr. 1 - bitter and sorrow”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

It is really sad such an "attraction" to be Nr. 1 on Tripadvisor. But it's an historical fact, and a warning for future.
The Memorial lefts a deep impression on a visitor, and if you want to see it properly allow 3 hours at least.
Although I was prepared for such an experience (I visited few Holocaust memorials worldwide, including 3 concentration camps), it left a deep impact on me.
The whole history of the Jew people is explained there, from the prehistoric times, with the accent on the Nazi German "Final solution".
To understand Israel well, pay attention to the first two rooms in the museum.
The whole museum consists of several areas, but 3 are unmissable: the museum with the Hall of Names at the end of it, the Hall of Remembrance and the Children's Memorial.
The museum consists of 9 rooms, with great explanations, films, personal memorabilia, actual replicas..., very very informative.
At the end of it is the Hall of Names, with personal data of all found killed people.
The Hall of Remembrance is a totally dark room with eternal flame lit, and a list of all concentration camps inscribed on the concrete floor. Creepy.
The Children's Memorial is hair raising.

The entrance to the museum is free. It is located on Mt. Hertzl You can reach it by tram Nr.1 (I think it is the last stop) .

Visited March 2014
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Cuba, Missouri
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“Awesome & Heart Breaking”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is an amazing holocaust museum. The thought and detail that has been put into this museum is unlike any other holocaust museums that I have been to. You won't want to miss the last memorial room or the children's museum.

Visited April 2014
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“A MUST VISIT FOR EVERYONE!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a must visit for everyone to be educated on the Holocaust and what really took place. I know first hand as my dad is a survivor, but people still argue the validity. Go listen to first hand videos and then decide. A lot of education and many things to see.

Visited March 2014
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Woodbury, New York
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“Well Done”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Every part of the museum has a meaning. From the Trees outside to the structure of the building. We had a guide for our small group, Sheryl Ochayon. Sheryl made personal references for each display explaining that persons story and making you feel as though the display was alive. We went through the museum is 2 hours because of time and I had been there before. Leave yourself 3-4 hours. It will go very quickly.
Thanks Sheryl for the wonderful tour.

Visited April 2014
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“A Celebration of Life ......”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was our second visit to Jerusalem and our second visit to the memorial. It is moving, it is desperately sad, it makes you angry that human beings could inflict such cruelty on their fellow men. It makes you think ...... what makes you think are the small things: the toys left behind, the mementoes which had a meaning to someone, the collection of shoes. It is so moving because it is presented in such a matter of fact way. You could spend hours ...... listening to the stories of survivors, their bravery, their determination and their stamina to cope with the aftermath. Nothing in the construction has been left to chance - there is meaning in everything and it is worth understanding the architecture of the place. When you come to the end of these long and quite dark corridors and small chambers you get onto a large deck, you see the hills in the distance, the place is drenched in light and in a wonderful way this place manages to celebrate life.
If you have limited time visit the memorial to the children: you walk down a corridor, you enter a dark area which opens up to a huge dark space (you hold onto a hand rail on the wall) which appears to be illuminated by close to a million candles - one for every child that died. While you walk around you listen to a voice mentioning the names of children and their ages. You can't take photographs (which would be sacrilege) - but after a walk through the memorial you will carry the picture with you forever.

Visited March 2014
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