Yad Vashem in Jerusalem
Considered the world's leading museum and research center on Holocaust related subjects, the Yad Vashem Museum is also one of Jerusalem's most popular tourist destinations. Located on Mt. Herzl, it offers an extensive collection of data, personal stories and historic artifacts related to the Holocaust and World War II. Yad Vashem was originally founded in 1945, and gained official state recognition in 1953. It has been visited by numerous worldwide dignitaries, including a recent visit by President Obama.