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- Yad Vashem
- Alt Name:
- World War Two
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Yafo,
- Independence Hall - Tel Aviv, Rabin Square ,
Anne Frank’s House, Auschwitz Concentration Camp ,
about Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is a museum and a memorial of the Holocaust, in which over six million Jews, and at least five million from other ethnic groups, were murdered in an act of genocide perpetrated by the German National Socialist Party (the Nazis) under Adolph Hitler.
Beginning with the persecution of the Jews in Germany in 1933, the Nazis began a campaign in which Jews and other social and ethnic groups were taken into forced labour and extermination camps, suffering torture, intolerable conditions and mass executions.
Through exhibits including photographs, victims’ accounts, art installations and information panels, Yad Vashem offers a moving – and harrowing – account of the events of the Holocaust.
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Address: Yad Vashem, Holland Junction, Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem 91034 Israel
Buses 13,16,17,17a,18,20,21,23,24a,26,27,27a, 33 and 39 stop near Yad Vashem, many going from the Central bus station. From Mount Herzl, there is a free shuttle bus. Tourist bus 99 also goes to the museum.
Open 9am-5pm (to 8pm Thursdays and 2pm Fridays and holiday eves). Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Entry is free. No entry to the Holocaust History Museum for under 10s and entry is until 1 hour before closing of the overall site.
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