Yad Vashem Children's and Deportees Memorials
On the Mount of Remembrance, two memorials and the history museum at Yad Vashem create an immersive visitor experience over 50 acres. The exhibits and the architecture are woven together to resonate and reinforce each other as a device of memory. The Children's Memorial is an underground structure entered through an archway formed by a natural rock outcropping. A descending ramp, cut from the rock, leads into an underground chamber, lying beneath the hill. Inside, an octagonal room is lit by a memorial candle. This single candle is multiplied into infinity in all directions by a series of semi-reflective glass panels and mirrors which line the walls, floors and ceiling. The visitor walks through the reflecting lights, exiting to a terrace, overlooking the mountains of Judea.