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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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Photo Gallery

Pope Francis arrives at Yad Vashem accompanied by President Shimon Peres, PM Benjamin Netanyahu and YV Chairman Avner Shalev

The memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance

Laying of the wreath by Pope Francis, assisted by two young students who live in Israel, Eva Kolodkina and Hoang Huy Nguyen

Pope Francis during a moment of silence following the wreath laying in memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust

The memorial prayer for the six million Jews being recited

Six Holocaust survivors representing the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust

Pope Francis greets Holocaust survivor Avraham Harshalom

Pope Francis greets Holocaust survivor Chava Shik

Pope Francis greets Holocaust survivor Joseph Gottdenker

Pope Francis greets Holocaust survivor Moshe Ha-Elion

Pope Francis greets Holocaust survivor Eliezer Grynfeld

Pope Francis greets Holocaust survivor Sonia Tunik-Geron

Pope Francis delivers his address during the ceremony

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev presents Pope Francis with a replica of a painting from the Holocaust period

Message from Pope Francis in the Yad Vashem Guest Book

With shame for what man, who was created in the image of God, was able to do; with shame for the fact that man made himself the owner of evil; with shame that man made himself into God