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“Excellent museum”

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 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
Jacksonville, Florida
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

You need a guide (or maybe the audio that they rent). Otherwise it may be a little overwhelming and it would be easy to miss the theme of the structure and approach used in presenting the material.

Visited November 2013
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“Very relevant and special memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

After visiting the Holocaust museum in Washington DC we weren't sure how Yad Vashem would compare. This memorial is actually larger than the DC memorial has both inside and outside exhibits (beautiful grounds) and covers the Holocaust more from a perspective that covers all the different countries that were affected. This museum has been built with thought in every detail, from the shape of the building and its hallways to the significance of sculptures. Although we had a personal guide for this, they do offer head sets for a self guided tour, there is a cafeteria, book store, free lockers for storing coats etc, but no photos are allowed inside. This is a free museum, but be prepared to spend 3-4 hours both inside and out here, it's worth the investment in time.

Visited November 2013
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Greve, Denmark
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“It is a must see if you come to Jerusalem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

The day and time we visit it: Too many people and therefor it was hardly room to breathe!
An very nice building, the arquitect should be applauded for his great Work. The surrandings, the grounds are very well done as well. An incredible museum. Of course very sad but I must say somber. Something that we all must learn about and try to understand. So moving, so emotional, so horrific and yet so real.
The most moving experience is the memorial of the children of the Holocaust. Do not miss!

Visited October 2013
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“SHOCKING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

It is a must see attraction. Everyone must visit this place to see what a mad man can do to the mankind on his madness. It is well organized, has many pictures, real pieces, a great view of Jerusalém.

Visited September 2013
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“Take kleenex”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

The most moving exhibit was the at the end with the totally dark room with candle lights dedicated to all the children who died in the Holocaust. It is not to be missed.

Visited August 2013
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