Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

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Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, is situated on a 45-acre campus comprising museums, exhibitions, monuments, sculptures, and memorial sites.


Each day, thousands of visitors come to Yad Vashem and begin their visit to the Holocaust History Museum. The museum’s different galleries depict the events of the Holocaust from a uniquely Jewish perspective via authentic artifacts, personal documents, survivors’ testimonies, films, diaries, and works of art, with an emphasis on the individual story. The integration of these many and varied forms of personal expression allows the visitor to absorb the wealth of information as a multi-dimensional and intensely moving experience.

While visiting Yad Vashem, don’t miss the Holocaust Art Museum, which houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind, most of which was created during the Holocaust period. The adjacent Synagogue houses a permanent display of Torah Arks and Jewish ritual objects from synagogues that were destroyed or damaged during the Holocaust.

As you walk through the extensive grounds, you will encounter many monuments and memorial sites that commemorate the Holocaust in a variety of ways. Planted along the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations are dozens of trees in tribute to non-Jews who acted according to humanity’s most noble instincts, and risked their lives to help and save Jews during the Holocaust period.

An exceptional and often unexplored memorial is located on the western edge of the Mount of Remembrance: The Valley of the Communities.  This vast, open-air monument commemorates the over 5,000 Jewish communities destroyed or damaged during the Holocaust on its 107 stone walls and is a memorial to the Jewish world that was and is no more.

Yad Vashem is entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people in the Holocaust period, commemorating the life story of each and every one of the six million murdered Jewish men, women, and children, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust to future generations.

Yad Vashem is Ranked by Tripadvisor as one of the Top 25 Museums in the World.

Ranked by Tripadvisor as #2 of Things to do in Jerusalem Yad Vashem.

Group Tours

This group tour of Yad Vashem offers you a  unique opportunity to explore the history of the Holocaust from the Jewish perspective.  During the tour, your expert guide will tell you about the individual stories behind the artifacts, photographs and artwork displayed in the museum. 

To reserve a group visit and/or a guided tour, please contact the Yad Vashem reservations center at +972-(0)72-3281987

Additional Information

  • Yad Vashem is handicapped accessible.
  • Audio Guide tour in 9 languages helps you discover the stories behind hundreds of items on display
  • Entrance to Yad Vashem is free
  • Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is until one hour before closing.
  • Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to enter the Holocaust History Museum.


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  • Eduardo Pagani
    Eduardo Pagani
    April 25, 2023

    Outstanding. A must see if you come to Israel. The museum has a terrific, modern architecture with plenty of significance. The displays are in chronological order. I thought I knew a lot about the Holocaust and found...

  • Alex Drukpa.
    Alex Drukpa.
    April 17, 2023

    Yad Vashem: Will be one of the Most Historical, Beautiful, Educational, Somber and Sorrowful Places You Could EVER Visit. As if Learning about the Holocaust wasn't enough; This Place puts everything you ever learned about...

  • Paul Pimrick
    Paul Pimrick
    April 7, 2023

    Absolutely fascinating place. You'll need a booking reservation. This can be completed on arrival, but entry could be delayed. Bags aren't permitted. Free lockers are available downstairs. There is more to the place than...

  • Guiseppe Noteborn
    Guiseppe Noteborn
    September 17, 2023

    Very impressive and interesting telling of the story and terrible history of the holocaust. Inside is a lot of information and outside it's very nice to walk around. All trees are a memorial to someone who helped Jewish p...

  • marcel rokach
    marcel rokach
    August 13, 2023

    Please do not miss this site in Jerusalem. Despite the sombre and horrific nature of this time in our history, you owe it to yourself to go. I found Yad Vashem seems more of a historical and record keeping institution and...

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