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Yad Vashem - Not To Be Missed

Today was our last day with our tour guide, David Sussman. David drove us around the government complex including the Knesset ( the Israeli parliament).then it was off to the Shuk market which is such a cornucopia of food. On offer is a huge variety of nuts, spices, fruit (including dried fruit), breads, pastries, Turkish halva, Israeli beers, etc. In one shop which sold sesame seed oil, they used a 1500-year-old grinding stone to extract the oil. The extensive market is a high energy Jerusalem tradition.

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Following the boisterous environment of the market we went to a most sombre place. It is Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Centre. It is not a pleasant place, nor is it meant to be. It is devoted to the memory of those Jews who died in the holocaust. You cannot be the same after you leave this site. While the centre is disturbing, it is a place that everyone should attend because it is so important that people never forget what transpired when more than 6 million Jews were systematically exterminated. “When people forget their history, events tend to repeat”.

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Posted by PassionRetirees 10:06 Archived in Israel

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