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Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Listed under Tombs & Memorials in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Located in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is the world's largest Holocaust memorial museum, as well as Israel's main Holocaust memorial. Located in the hills near Jerusalem, the main musuem at the site is unique, telling the chilling tale of the Holocaust incredibly well. The intricate architecture of the buildings coupled with fascinating displays provide for a factual, interesting, and thought-provoking visit.

The museum is a unique experience, and I would recommend a visit to anyone. The emotions and feelings felt by all who visit are undescribable.

Website: http://www.yadvashem.org/

Written by  bherts.

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sad way to commemorate a disaster over 60 years old now, why not remind yourselves of a real holocaust by visiting the two on your doorstep. west bank and gaza!

Bit of a Downer

Much like a visit to a concentration camp, passing through Yad Vashem leaves a mark on all of its visitors. Harrowing stories of escapes, deaths, betrayals, coincidences, brutality, and humanity are woven throughout the exhibits. While authentic in every respect, the experience is often a visceral response to very artistic, creative memorials. The end result is a memorial that feels like a museum, or a museum that feels like a memorial. To be honest, Yad Vashem fills both roles equally. One suggestion would be to visit on a sunny day. The power and sadness pervading the museum are often palpible, and stepping out into the sunlight and fresh air provides a nice pick-me-up. This is definitely a sight you will want to see.

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