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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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Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor and Politician, Dies at Age 89

Respected and cherished in France and around the world, Veil fought against Holocaust denial and antisemitism

02 July 2017

On Friday, Chairman of Yad Vashem Avner Shalev expressed his condolences to the family of Simone Veil upon learning of her passing. Simone Veil, a former Minister in the French government and the first President of the European Parliament, was well respected and cherished in France. She fought for decades to further the causes of Holocaust remembrance, documentation and education around the world.

As a Holocaust survivor, who lost nearly her entire family during the Holocaust, she was dedicated to and supported many Yad Vashem initiatives and activities, including the task of gathering the names of the victims of the Holocaust.  To date, the names of over 4,700,000 Holocaust victims are recorded on Yad Vashem Shoah Victims' Names Database.

Veil was an honorary president of Le Comité Pour Yad Vashem in France and her son, Pierre Francois, now serves as its president.

For more information on the personal story of Simone Veil and the Holocaust please visit our website www.yadvashem.org or in French www.yadvashem.org/fr.