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“A Place for Thought”

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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1.5-Hour Audio Tour of Yad Vashem Holocaust...
Ranked #2 of 257 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We spent four hours here and it could well have been twice that or more. Every emotion inside comes to the surface from sadness to revulsion, anger, despair and hurt at what you see. It was impossible for me to go through this museum without reflecting on how it puts humanity on display from the worst we can be and have been to the noblest and most courageous.

The presentation, photos and films are exceedingly well done. There is no dramatization, no editorializing. The story in all its frightening and grotesque reality simply emerges by itself as you walk through the building from the Mein Kampf and the rise of Hitler through the Reichstag fire, Kristall Nacht, the War, the Camps and the Final Solution.

Even if you would like not to go, a visit to Jerusalem would not be complete without Yad Vashem.

Thank Staffan L
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

You go with tram and after that go walk ore with free shuttle bus .
The atmosphere it is not like in Auschitz camp but they try to remember all Holocaust victim !

Thank DanBineata
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had veshem was recently undergone improvements.whatever the point is to bring the history of the holocaust and the people and events to the forefront.it is a very well organized center and no one can not come away without intense feelings.
I traveled with several friends from Holland who are Jewish and we were lead to the library where Nazi records revealed the sad demise of their family.

Thank 601assafn
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

If someone is visiting Israel, including Jerusalem, then a visit to this memorial is a must. Harrowing, informative, emotional are the best words I can use to describe each exhibit. The 'Children's Exhibit' is the one that stands out in my mind. There is a statue outside the exhibit depicting a mother with her arms around her children, this, plus what I saw inside made such an impression on me. It also left me with the thought that never again should this kind of genocide be allowed to happen to any race.

Thank Victoria Q
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

The memorial offers a self-guided tour with earphones to walk through the exhibits. The layout of exhibits keeps you moving through many moving experience of invidivuals and people groups through cities, countries and time periods of the holocaust as it unfolded. The room of records and childrens memorial were both tremendously moving in concept and design and should not be missed. I only wished there had been more about the courageous souls in the resistance movements who hid themselves and laid their lives down to save others for which there was a memorial, outside but not much information inside. All in all it was a tremendously moving and eye-opening experience eerily similar at times to events today, which should give us all pause in changing times, to remember and never forget.

Thank Miriam L
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