Modern Jerusalem by day and by night
Trip Start Apr 19, 2010
46Trip End Jun 06, 2010
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A very sobering visit to first the children's memorial, a simple but very moving site. There are a few small lights that are reflected by mirrors so there appear to be many, all the time there is a reading of the names and ages of all the missing children, victims of the Holocaust.
Then we headed to the site with the names of all the camps, the only place photos were allowed. After this we went through the museum. In Israel, military service is compulsory for all young men and women
The museum dedicated to the Holocaust and is very well done, unfortunately, we didn't have as much time here as I would have liked and we needed to work our way around recruits being lectured on the causes and effects of Nazi Germany. We broke for lunch at the museum before continuing on our tour.
After lunch we visited the cemetery of Israel's leaders followed by a visit to the military cemetery. The country pays attention to and honour their soldiers for obvious reasons. We stopped at an incredible model of the walled city then visited the Shrine of the Book. The Shrine of the Book is the holding place for the Dead Sea Scrolls which are displayed on a rotating basis (again no photos).
We returned to the hotel and rested for a bit before heading out for a Illuminated Jerusalem tour and dinner in the evening.