The Holocaust Cellar
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Exploring the lesser-known Holocaust Cellar
Beside the popular Yad Vashem, there’s a much smaller Holocaust museum in Jerusalem near David’s tomb & the Room of the Last Supper (one of them), which has a donations-based admission. What’s different about this museum is that all the items in it are donated by Holocaust survivors and you’ll see letters, torn Torahs, photos, and smaller items. At the end of the museum, there’s a large room which spills out into a courtyard full of stone plaques. Each plaque is a town or city which was virtually wiped out by the Holocaust. It’s worth a visit and the man at the front desk who greeted us is quite friendly and enthusiastic. He'll hand you a laminated paper which gives English descriptions to all the exhibits. I found it equally as poignant and a bit more personal, plus it's easier on your feet because of its small size.
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