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Yad Vashem, taken from the book of Isaiah and meaning “a memorial and a name,” is a memorial complex devoted to documenting the events of the Holocaust and the history of the Jewish people. Explore the on-site museum, reflect at the moving Children’s Memorial and ponder the fate of concentration camp prisoners at the Hall of Remembrance.
Read about the history of Yad Vashem. Originally founded in 1953 as an organization dedicated to documenting the Holocaust, Yad Vashem opened this memorial Holocaust center in 2005.
Learn about the history of anti-Semitism in Europe and follow exhibits documenting the events leading up to the Holocaust at the Holocaust History Museum. Examine artifacts, listen to personal accounts of life in concentration camps, and view photographs.
Take some time to remember the millions of murdered Jews at the Hall of Remembrance. Here, an eternal flame burns in perpetuity. Equally moving is the children’s memorial, commemorating the estimated 1.5 million Jewish children who lost their lives during the Holocaust. Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, the memorial comprises a dark underground cavern, inside which candle flames reflect off surrounding mirrors.
Stroll along the Avenue of the Righteous, which circles around the campus. The trees on either side were planted to pay tribute to non-Jews who risked their lives to come to the aid of Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Other memorials at the complex include the Memorial to the Deportees, which shows a cattle car on the edge of train tracks jutting out from a cliff. Don’t miss the haunting Hall of Names, where the names of victims given by family and friends are recorded. A memorial cave represents the unnamed victims of the Holocaust, who were not survived by family and friends and whose names were therefore never provided.
Find Yad Vashem on Mount Remembrance in Jerusalem. Take the light rail train to Mount Herzl; a shuttle bus transports visitors from there. The memorial is open from Sunday through Friday. Admission is free.
Located in Emek Refaim, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Andrew's Church, Jaffa Gate and Mount Zion. Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Ben Yehuda Street are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Bayit VeGan, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Mount Herzl and within 3 miles (5 km) of Israel Museum and Machane Yehuda Market. Ben Yehuda Street is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
This family-friendly hotel is located in Jerusalem (Kiryat HaLeom), close to International Convention Centre, Jerusalem Bird Observatory and Bloomfield Science Museum. Also nearby are Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Machane Yehuda Market.
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and within 3 miles (5 km) of Israel Museum and Ben Yehuda Street. Machane Yehuda Market is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mamilla Mall and Ben Yehuda Street. Jaffa Gate and Church of the Holy Sepulchre are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of International Convention Centre and Machane Yehuda Market. Ben Yehuda Street and Israel Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Church of the Visitation and Hadassah Medical Center. Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Kiryat HaLeom, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Supreme Court of Israel, Ben Yehuda Street and Israel Museum. Western Wall and Al-Aqsa Mosque are also within 3 miles (5 km).