Yad Vashem is the Israeli memorial museum of the Holocaust. It was established in 1953 in Jerusalem, next to mount Herzl.
There are several different areas in Yad Vashem:
1. The Hall of Remembrance – built in 1961. The hall serves as a site for memorial ceremonies.
2. The Museum – opened in 2006. In the museum there are ten exhibition halls, each one dedicated to a different period in the progression of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. The exhibits are set up chronologically. There is also the hall of names, which is a Jewish memorial to each and every Jew who perished in the Holocaust.
3. The Children’s Memorial – was opened in 1987. It is dedicated to the memory of the children that were killed in the Holocaust. It’s dark inside, and there are five candles doubled with mirrors. Every candle represents a child.
4. The Garden of the Righteous – a garden in honor of the Righteous among the Nations. Under every tree there is a plate with names of the Righteous among the Nations, who saves Jews during the Holocaust.
5. The Art Museum – Yad Vashem’s collection of Holocaust art is the largest and most wide-ranging collection in the world.
When I visited Yad Vashem I was very impressed with the exhibits in the museum. They helped me understand the Holocaust better.
I recommend visiting Yad Vashem because it is a very interesting, moving and special experience.