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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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International Conferences 1968-2012

The International Institute for Holocaust Research is active in developing and coordinating international research; planning and undertaking scholarly projects; organizing symposia, workshops and international conferences. It has been the tradition at Yad Vashem for over forty years to biennially host a major international conference. Throughout the year the Institute hosts smaller international conferences as well as national conferences. Yad Vashem’s conferences are convened through the generous support of the Gertner Center for International Conferences and the Gutwirth Family Fund.


  • 17-20 December 2012 
    The End of 1942 – A Turning Point in World War II and in the Comprehension of the Final Solution?
  • December 2010
    Hiding, Sheltering and Borrowing Identities as Avenues of Rescue During the Holocaust
    The publication of the conference anthology is forthcoming.
  • October ‏2010
    The Aftermath of the Holocaust – The Polish Case 1944-2010 to be Convened
  • December 2008
    The Holocaust, the Survivors, and the State of Israel
  • May 2008 Joint Conference
    Yad Vashem, University of Tirana, and Bar-Ilan University
    Albania, the Albanians and the Holocaust: An Extraordinary Mini-Case in Context
  • April 2008 Joint Conference
    Yad Vashem and the Ben Zvi Institute
    North Africa and Its Jews During the Second World War:  New Research
  • January 2007
    The Holocaust, Medicine and Medical Ethics
  • December 2006
    Holocaust and Justice  – Post-War Trials and the Holocaust:  Representation, Awareness and Historiography
  • November 2004
    Holocaust Research in Context  – The Emergence of Research Centers and Approaches 
  • March 2004
    Emanuel Ringelblum  – The Man and the History
  • December 2002
    Confronting History  – The Historical Commissions of Inquiry
  • May 2001
    The Return of the Jews in Their Countries of Origin 
  • March 2000
    The Impact of the Holocaust on Contemporary Society
  • August-September 1999
    Europe Under Nazi Rule and the Holocaust
  • January 1999
    The Holocaust and Jewish History
  • February 1997
    German Society’s Responses to Nazi Anti-Jewish Policy, 1933-1941
  • October 1995
    The Jewish People at the End of World War II
  • June 1993
    The Jewish People in the 20th Century  – Fifty Years After the Holocaust
  • January 1993
    Major Changes Within the Jewish People in the Wake of the Holocaust
  • October 1991
    Operation Barbarossa to Wannsee, June 1941 – January 1942
  • March 1989
    European Jewry in the Face of Fascism and Nazism
  • October 1985
    She’erit Hapletah, 1944 –1948
  • March 1983
    The Historiography of the Holocaust Period
  • January 1980
    The Nazi Concentration Camps  – Structure and Aims, the Image of the Prisoner, The Jews in the Camps
  • April 1977
    Patterns in Jewish Leadership in Nazi Germany, 1933 –1945
  • April 1974
    Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust
  • April 1968
    Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust