Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem information

Location
Jerusalem , Israel
Telephone
+972 2 644 3565
More information
www.yadvashem.org
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
9am-5pm Sun-Thu, to 2pm Fri
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The effects that the Holocaust wrought on the Jewish people still reverberate strongly in the Diaspora and, especially, Israel. It was a tragedy from which grew the modern State of Israel, and its legacy has defined the national psyche for more than half a century. In 1953 the Knesset set forth a plan to memorialise the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis, and honour those who tried to save them. The result was Yad Vashem , a vast, landscaped complex with a visitors centre, a museum and a dozen memorials scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance.