Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum

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5/5

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Location

Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum

Date of travel

2014

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Reasons for trip

Yad Vashem is situated on Mount Herzl, Jerusalem and is a museum/ memorial for the Holocaust victims. It is free to enter and the minimum age is 10. The museum is triangular in shape, like a toblerone with galleries going off to the sides, there is a large café with balconies and a lift and toilets on site. It is set in wonderful memorial gardens. Entering there is a timeline type theme, the gable end of the building showing happy smiling families living in Europe prior to WW2, as you travel through, it illustrates how the powers that be manipulated public perception through advertising and propaganda before moving on to the arresting of dissidents, Ghettos and ultimately the extermination camps and liberation. It is a very sobering experience with videos of survivors recounting experiences and numerous exhibits from the camps, many people were weeping going around. It is well worth a visit and reminds people of the horror inflicted by man on man, you will leave a changed person, aware of the dangers of blindly believing everything you are told.

 

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