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'Selection reflects Holocaust's place as a pivotal cultural-historic event for entire human society'
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Yad Vashem among world's top 10 museums
TripAdvisor travel website includes Israel's Holocaust memorial on list of 25 best museums in the world. 'Not an easy place to visit, but I cannot think of any place more important to go,' review says.
Israel's Yad Vashem Museum, one of the world's biggest Holocaust memorials in the world, has been named the 10th best museum in the world by the popular TripAdvisor travel website, which relies on reviews and comments of tourists and travelers from around the world.

 

 

The museum received excellent reviews from its visitors. "Not an easy place to visit, but I cannot think of any place more important to go," one review said.  

"Everyone should go to see how plain and common the faces of evil were." 

 

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev told Ynet in response that "the visitors' selection of Yad Vashem – the Memorial Mountain as a recommended and important site to visit also reflects the Holocaust's place as a pivotal cultural-historic event for the entire human society.

 

Yad Vashem. 'Everyone should go to see how plain and common the faces of evil were' (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Yad Vashem. 'Everyone should go to see how plain and common the faces of evil were' (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

 

"This impressive and significant achievement is the result of a joint effort made by all the employees of Yad Vashem who are working, each in his own field, to provide the Memorial Mountain's visitors with a significant and high-quality experience."

  

Shalev added that "the creation of high standards at Yad Vashem is shared by all employees at the front of the visits or behind the scenes."

 

The Israeli Holocaust memorial was included in TripAdvisor's list of the world's top 25 museums, which was published last week alongside a ranking of the 25 best museums in the United States. The Art Institute of Chicago ranked first in both categories.

 

The world's top 10 museums according to TripAdvisor:

 

  1. Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
  2. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico
  3. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia
  4. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
  5. Galleria dell'Accademia/Statue of David, Florence, Italy
  6. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
  7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
  8. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
  9. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
  10. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel

 

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