Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Givat Ram
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Christy D
1 contribution
Couples
A very well done museum. Very respectful to the Holocaust and it’s victims and survivors. We rented the audio and it was very informative.
Written 5 August 2022
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George H
21 contributions
Family
A really fabulous and moving place to spend the afternoon - the children’s memorial and art museum are well worth a visit as well as the monumental main museum which works you through various themed stations before releasing you, memorably, in front of a pine forest clad view. All I’d say is that there is an awful lot to take in - I was there for 2 hours and probably took in about one twentieth of what was available. Also huge crowds of National Service youngsters made getting through the museum difficult and stressful - and made something of a mockery re the time-specific entry ticket. The fact that many of them carried rifles was also frankly odd.
Written 3 August 2022
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Rhonda S
Bexley, Ohio19 contributions
We had the most amazing tour guide ever!!! His name was YISRAEL CAMPBELL. The tour included my husband, myself and my 3 teens who are 19,18 and 16. My kids were mesmorized by this tour guide who spoke perfect English and kept it interesting and cracked a few jokes considering it was a very sad and tearful tour of what happened to all the Jews in the Holocaust. I would definitely ask for Yisrael if you want an am azing experience. It truly was one of our highlights in Israel. You will also find out a bit of information about his life at the end that will blow your mind. He was so passionate and informative about everything. He kept a great pace so my teens were interested and not bored. He was a wealth of information and the 2 hours went so fast so I know he did a great job!!
Written 16 July 2022
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Ken Y
Fair Lawn, NJ8 contributions
Obviously, you can't really review a holocaust museum. These are my mere suggestions to enhance your visit. Essentially, the museum starts with early 20th European history and the prevalence of anti-semitism and finishes a little after the founding of Israel.
If you really want to get the most out of this visit, be prepared to stay at least three hours; there's so much to see including brief videos that play throughout certain exhibits. I rented the Audio guide with the headset (it's about the size of a phone). But if you can splurge and have the time, I would highly recommend hiring a private guide which you can do on the website. I was able to briefly listen in on two different private tours during my visit and the guides provided such interesting insights and nuanced historical details as compared to the regular audio guide device ( which was still great) FYI, you'll need to leave a form of ID as collateral when you rent the audio guide.
Despite it being full, you still have room to walk around. However, during the school year, you'll see students taking notes throughout the tour for school reports so they'll occasionally be in the way.
Prior to the visit you need to register at their website. When I was online to check in, there were a few guests that hadn't so they had take out their phones and register there. Not a major hassle, but it'll save you a few minutes. Also double check to make sure they are open. They'll occasionally close for visits from foreign dignitaries or possibly holidays. There is so much to see here, I suggest blocking out a good part of the day for special visit.
Written 12 July 2022
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Ira G
Rehovot285 contributions
Although the exhibits were excellent with a layout designed to get through all of them in order to get the finish line, the place was packed with visitors (I guess that's good), and competing audios. Thus, it was challenging to hear the audios from the exhibits and the audio with our earphone. Lots of sitting opportunities. Very moving and informative displays. But difficult to get close to some of the exhibits because of the size of the crowd.
Written 3 July 2022
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Russ R
Port Saint Lucie, FL147 contributions
This was our second time visiting, but first with a private guide. Our guide Saul was outstanding. He took as much time as necessary to tell the story, answer questions, and help us understand more than we ever did before. Yad Vashem in general is a place to learn and reflect. It was stunningly designed in a triangular shape. You weave your way back and forth through the exhibits. Everything has meaning, even leaving carpet onto the hard floor. The hall of names will pull your heart from your chest, but then you walk out to view all of the trees that were planted in the beautiful valley below and your spirit is lifted to the heavens.
Written 7 June 2022
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Rabbi-Reuben A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States13 contributions
This memorial to the 6 million debunks any and all Holocaust deniers. This a "must see" for all who think they all there is to know about the Holocaust as well as those who know veryy little or nothing at all.
Written 3 June 2022
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Watchful26
Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
Yad Vashem is simultaneously educational, heartbreaking, confounding, grief inducing and profound. It is something every tourist who visits Israel must see. Upgrade to the guided tour - you won't regret it.
Written 21 May 2022
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Caitlin WZ
11 contributions
* Do not use this link to buy your AudioTour. YOU WILL NOT SKIP THE LINE. This link does not work. I tried it -- April 2022. They had my appointed time in the system. I waited at the counter only to be told that I need to wait in the line for AudioTours anyway.
* After waiting in line for the AudioTour, the time it takes for each person at the counter is too long. I had to learn how to use the machine and test it. I hope they upgrade their tech.
* The Audio material is good material. If you learn best by hearing things, get it. It is mostly repetitive to the material in the museum, which includes many short, embedded videos.
* To rent the AudioTour, you must leave something at the desk to assure that you will return with the machine. They prefer passports. I didn't have mine, and I was forced to leave my cell phone as collateral. I did not like doing it.
* The AudioTour has a lot of content. I could not listen to it while also reading all the materials in the exhibits. Later, I asked; I was told the AudioTour has 10 hours of content. I listened to all of the beginning material (101, 102, 103, 104, 105... little in the middle, and most of the ending material (901, 902, 902..) while eating lunch in the cafeteria.
* The museum took me nearly 4 hours. Anyone who does it in 1-2 hours must skip a lot of content and opportunities for reflection. Additionally, I toured the synagogue and other areas of the premises.
* There is no map of the premises. The entrance to the museum is a separate building called The Visitor's Center: there are no signs in English to get to back to it.
* The exhibits are bilingual in Hebrew and in English. They should be trilingual in Arabic too.
Written 12 April 2022
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R K
Houston, TX11 contributions
Wonderful museum…..extremely well done….organized and full of information…the grounds are beautiful….

Problem: there wasn’t any parking, Although we were with a tour guide in a tour guide SUV, we were unable to park in the tourist parking lot because we weren’t a bus….unacceptable….and disappointing. Tour guide was embarrassed as well….why are ONLY busses aloud to park there….our guide had a badge and the car we were in….was CLEARLY marked as tourist….

Things need to change so that access is available……
Written 7 April 2022
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YadVashem
There is an underground paid parking available for tourists and tour guides (in an SUV as well).
Written 10 April 2022
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