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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

  26 March 2017
The Wieder family was very anxious upon their return visit to Yad Vashem. Last year, Tina and Marcel toured Yad Vashem with their two sons, Erik 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 Wieders... 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
  15 September 2016
This year's Yad Vashem Leadership Mission was comprised of Second Generation supporters, as well as a significant number of members of the next generations. On their return home, Yad Vashem sought to understand the motivation of the younger participants for joining the Mission, as well as their... Read more
  14 July 2016
Mark Moskowitz is the son of Holocaust survivors and a longstanding friend of Yad Vashem. Mark is actively involved in various Yad Vashem activities and events in Israel and the United States. He was a participant of this year's Yad Vashem Leadership Mission, traveling to Poland to view the lost... Read more
  07 July 2016  Avner Shalev
This week, we mourn the death of Elie Wiesel, z"l. His passing not only saddens and fills us with a sense of loss. It also constitutes a painful milestone in the gradual transition to an era and world lacking live personal Shoah testimony.
Elie was an exceptionally gifted witness of the... Read more
  07 July 2016
The Yad Vashem Leadership Mission began yesterday in Poland. The Mission brings together Yad Vashem's friends and leaders from around the world to explore prewar Jewish life in Europe, reflect on the past, present and future, and connect to one another and to Yad Vashem. In Poland, the Mission will... Read more