Yad Vashem was established by the Israeli Parliament in 1953 as a memorial for almost six million Jews murdered during the ... More
Yad Vashem was established by the Israeli Parliament in 1953 as a memorial for almost six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Among several divisions of Yad Vashem are the Holocaust History Museum presenting an overview of the period, and the Art Museum, which displays works depicting life in the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps. The Avenue of the Righteous commemorates those who helped to rescue Jews.
Recently (September and October, 2008) I had the privilege of visiting Jerusalem; western wall; place where Christ was crucified and his tomb. If anyone gets the change to visit, PLEASE do so. It is definitely a life changing experience. It brought me closer to my God.
I thought I would find it depressing and boring!
I actually spent far more time there than I expected. It was riviting and sad. The stories on tape were mesmerizing. We also spent time looking for family members in the computers.
this is a must on any trip to israel, eventhough you can see the yad vashem in d.c, its not the same, in israel it all comes to life, to get a good feeling about the place you should free a few hours no less the 3 not including the trip there and back
I visited Yad Vashem last June and it was an unforgettable experience.
I was moved to tears practically throughout my visit - not least entering the building containing the Childrens Memorial.
The whole exhibition brought home the terrible truth about man's inhumanity to man and the triumphant spirit of the Jewish People to overcome those who would seek to exterminate them.
I've been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. a number of times. In my opinion, it is superb but doesn't even come close to Yad Veshem. We spent almost 4 hours going through the museum, and could've spent even more.
I found the numerous video testimonies of the survivors to be fascinating and touching.
They've done a great job with the new museum, it's definitely worth going, and if you've been, going back.
The architecture of the new museum is incredible, and the material inside is fascinating. We had given ourselves two hours to go through the museum, but it wasn't enough.
And then of course there's the other portions of the memorial. Don't miss the Hall of the Children.
The whole place is designed for reflection, and was for me a very spiritual and informative place. A definite don't miss.
Various topics are on display here including the history of dinosaurs, reptiles and mammal development. The bird displays are wonderful
and showcase some of Israel's most beautiful winged creatures. The best exhibits are specific to Israel and include the ...
One of the fiercest battles in Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War was fought here by Israeli paratroopers to
take the well fortified Jordanian position that blocked the way to the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University. ...
The golden domed structure encasing the Sacred Rock has special significance, in that it is the place where Abraham was
about to sacrifice his son and from where the Muslim prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven. It is a unique ...
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