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Jerusalem Sights

Chamber of the Holocaust

  • Ma'ale Shazakh Map It
  • Mount Zion

Updated 01/06/2015

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This small museum is dedicated to the memory of the 6 million European Jews annihilated by the Nazis in the Second World War. Among the artifacts salvaged from the Holocaust are items that the Nazis forced Jews to make out of sacred Torah scrolls. One Jewish tailor fashioned a vest for his Nazi "customer" out of the inscribed parchment, but with grim humor he chose sections that contained the worst of the biblical curses. Plaques commemorate many of the 5,000 European Jewish communities destroyed from 1939 to 1945.

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Ma'ale Shazakh, near Tomb of David, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Free (donation welcomed)
  • Sun.–Thurs. 9–3:45, Fri. 9–1:30

Updated 01/06/2015


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