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“Busy, but worth going to see.”

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, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Edinburgh
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“Busy, but worth going to see.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

Yad Vashem has had a face lift since I was last there, and it is still as powerful and emotive. It was extremely busy when we went, it was fully of tour groups which can take away from its impact. You get the impression that some people in tour groups are only there because they have to. The exihibition is very large and will take a long time to get through, so I recommend you don't try and read everything near the beginning, as you will soon have information overload and will tire before the end. The pictures alone can speak louder than words. The whole place is a sobering experience, and is a welcoming break from all the crazy religousness that Jerusalem prides itself on.

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“Still so powerful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2010

Just before leaving Jerusalem I decided to revisit Yad Vashem. I started by renting an audio tour. That was a waste of money because looking at photographs, reading captions, seeing other visitors reactions were quite enough. It was too much to listen to words as well.
I visited the museum more than 25 years ago and it has changed quite a lot. It is more polished if that is the right word but it has maintained its power to move and to make you angry.

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“This should not be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2010

If this was simply an art gallery, it would be amazing. The architecture and the spaces are unbelievable. As an educational exhibition - it's the best I've seen. The way the two are tied together - you'll never forget. Make sure you allow yourself enough time - you'll never forgive yourself if you feel you have to hurry. Give yourself time to think and feel, and don't carry too much. Make sure you visit the memorial to the Children - but do it last. As for one of the previous posts - there are thousands of trees, each one labelled with the name of one who helped. The people at the information desk can tell you where any one individual tree is. That seems like a pretty good memorial to me.

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“the holocaust defined; to comprehend this 'time must stop'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2010

my comment is brief. plan to spend 3-3.5 hours here. there is too much content. processing the holocaust cannot be rushed. first time that i've been here without a guide. the material demanded that we stop and try to understand.

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“Must Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2009

Been @ the old Yad Vashem for a couple of times more than 10 years ago and from Schindler's List movie, we thought that we've seen all.

Our visit on 16 June 09 opened our eyes and hearts. We walked with the museum's public guided tour (Daily @ 11am for 30NIS) for 2+hours and the experience was intense and helps us to remember the Holocaust and guards against any form of genocide: present & future

It's a must visit to appreciate the Jewish history from past to present

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