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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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The Yad Vashem Blog

  07 August 2017
When the Holocaust History Museum was being planned in the early 2000s, the curators decided to set aside a space to replicate a typical living room in the home of a Jewish German family from before the war. "Yad Vashem uses artifacts displayed throughout its Museums Complex to tell individual... Read more
  27 July 2017
Nadia Murad cuts a diminutive figure as she sits in Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies, telling her personal story of survival after being captured and tortured at the hands of ISIS. With quiet dignity, she recounts what happened to her and other fellow Yazidis, thousands of... Read more
  06 July 2017
A bar mitzvah is a rite of passage that every Jewish boy experiences at the age of 13, as they enter into adulthood. It is a special and significant experience that many Jewish children were unable to enjoy in Nazi-occupied Europe as the Germans forbade any practice of religion. Henry Oster was one... Read more
  25 June 2017
Yad Vashem's vast and unique collections of artifacts from the period of the Holocaust consist of various personal items from Holocaust victims and survivors. These items are essential tools that help convey the narrative of the Holocaust from a personal perspective and disclose the stories of... Read more
  26 March 2017
Last year, Tina Rosenstein and her husband Marcel toured Yad Vashem with their two sons, Eric and Sean, in honor of Sean's bar mitzvah. However, due to a recent extraordinary discovery by staff in Yad Vashem's Artifacts Department, the family learned that a small silver powder compact that once... Read more
  02 March 2017  Prof. Dan Michman
Some 25 years ago, the issue of the Jewish refugees during the Nazi period occupied a relatively central place in Holocaust research. Although the topic did not disappear completely, Holocaust research in the years afterward increasingly focused on the persecutors and the mass murder during the “... Read more
  02 February 2017
Searching for the Identity of the Owner of a Pendant Found in Sobibór For over a decade, Yad Vashem has coordinated excavations at the site of the former Nazi extermination camp, Sobibór. The excavations are conducted by Wojciech Mazurek (Poland), Israel Antiquities Authority researcher and... Read more
  13 December 2016
"I grew up believing that we had no family, that everyone was murdered in Poland…Thanks to Yad Vashem, we discovered that we are not alone"
Henia Moskowitz Borenstein Sisters Henia and Rywka Borenstein went through life believing they were alone. Their parents had died when they were young,... Read more
  22 November 2016
Emotions flowed earlier this week during a heartfelt ceremony at Yad Vashem.  Participants travelled near and far to attend a special ceremony posthumously honoring Joseph and Marie Andries from Belgium as Righteous Among the Nations. Aside from the importance of recognizing and giving thanks to... Read more
  20 November 2016
Last week, Yad Vashem had the honor of welcoming six survivors who were passengers on the SS St. Louis, the ocean liner that departed Hamburg in May 1939 carrying hundreds of German Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.  To the passengers' dismay the over 900 passengers, many of them Jewish, were denied entry... Read more