YAD VASHEM - JERUSALEM
It Is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is a 45 Acre campus located on the slope of Mount Herzl on the edge of Jerusalem. Established in 1953, it is dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead, honoring Jews who fought against the Nazis and document the history of the Jewish people during the holocaust with the aim of avoiding such genocides in the future. With approximately one million annual visitors, it is the second most visited site in the country, after the Western Wall.
During the visit, you will watch survivor testimonies, view personal diaries, artifacts and works of art and walk through 9 galleries of interactive historical displays using a range of multimedia including films, photographs, galleries and personal items found in the camps.
Components of the Campus:
PThe Holocaust History Museum: is essentially built underground and narrates the story of the Holocaust from the Jewish point of view. Visitors are introduced to events prior and after the Nazi era, highlighting the individual experience by using personal belongings, artifacts and survivor testimonies.
PThe Garden of the Righteous Gentiles honors those non-Jews who nobly risked their lives to save the Jews from The Genocides during the holocaust.
PThe Museum of Holocaust Art: with over 10,000 works from during the Holocaust period.
P The International Institute for Holocaust Studies
PA Hall of Remembrance PThe Children’s Museum
Sunday - Wednesday
Friday and Holiday Eves
Saturday ( and Holidays )
*It is highly suggested to verify the opening hours on the website prior to your visit
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.
*Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is for ages 10 and above.
Phone #: 02 - 6443400
Address: Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem