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[caption id="attachment_27431" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view of Yad Vashem © Godot13/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is located on the western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, 804 meters (2,638 ft) above sea level and adjacent to the Jerusalem Forest. The memorial consists of a 180-dunam (18.0 ha; 44.5-acre) complex containing the Holocaust History Museum, memorial sites s...

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Victoria and Albert Museum in London

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Theme Week London - Greenwich

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