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Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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US$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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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“Daunting”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

This is a place which graphically recounts the extermination of 6 million people during the Second world war.
As a memorial it is simply done using video film clips, magazines, static displays, and photos of, or belonging, to those who died during the Holocaust.
It is a very sombre monument as you would expect but one which is a must see in visiting Jerusalem

Visited September 2011
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“Very Well Done”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

This was a difficult place to visit, but one that is extremely well done. The exhibits are extensive, even the ones of the concentration camps.

Visited November 2011
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“NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN- AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME TO TELL YOUR CHILDREN”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

The easiest and best way to arrive at Yad Vashem, is not by a rip off taxi driver, they are just waiting for you! Take the free tram from outside the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem, takes 6 minutes efforteslessy on a brand new tram, plenty of seats, and free of charge. Exit at Mount , then 5 minute walk. Or, if coming from the old city, take the free tram around the corner in King George street, oppositite the book store by the crossroads at the trraffic lights, 20 minute Journey.
At Yad vashem. take advantage of the headphone tour, brilliant, the tour can take you up to 3 hours. Unbelievable and professional. tears will come into your eyes, from the evil of the Nazis.
Then eat in the cafateria, brilliant food, full wide selection and buffet with drinks, for about 17 shekels a head, compare that price witrh the quality anywhere!!.
A visit here is a must. Enjoy, but go in the morning and arrive by 10am.

Visited November 2011
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Long Beach CA
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“There are no words”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

I have been to Dachau and I was moved. Yad Vashem both moved and stunned me.

The campus of the museum is gorgeous, set in wooded hills with beautiful vistas. It does not prepare you for the journey it takes you on as the history builds, as you are thrown into the horrors of Ponary, the ghettos, the hiding, the Final Solution; as you are lifted by the Righteous Among the Nations and the sheer will of those who survived. Your heart is broken again and again and again. While tears fell silently down my face, I witnessed those sobbing. Such inhumanity is unimaginable, yet there is all the proof.

The musuem is stunning in its presentation and thoroughness. You won't forget it. Ever. Especially the haunting Hall of Names.

And then stroll the grounds to see the Children's memorial and other remembrances. Take heart and hope that evil can be overcome, no matter how horrible. Shalom.

Visited October 2011
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“Heart wrenching, but a must see.”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

It was a very beautifully designed museum, but a very sombering experience. It's tastfully done, but is very distressing, given the gravity of the contents. Don't miss it.

Visited November 2011
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