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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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Seen from Jedwabne

Anna Bikont

  1. In the summer of 2000, the Polish government assigned the Instytut Pamięci Narodowej the task of investigating the events in Jedwabne and issuing an official report on what happened there in July 1941.
  2. The poll was conducted by CBOS, the Public Opinion Research Center, August 3-6, 2001, and was published in Rzeczpospolita, September 7, 2001.
  3. Editor’s Note: Norman G. Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (London: Verso, 2000). Finkelstein’s very controversial book has been widely criticized for its vicious diatribe against Holocaust memorial institutions. He contends that they have exploited the Holocaust and have manipulated the American government in order to press lawsuits against Swiss banks and to be awarded large sums of money in general.
  4. Adam Michnik, a former Solidarity and anti-communist opposition activist, is editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza.
  5. Editor’s Note: See Strzembosz’s article, “Inscribed in Professor Gutman’s Diary,” in this volume.
  6. See Andrzej Kaczyński, “Nie zabijaj,” Rzeczpospolita, July 10, 2000; Adam Willma, “Broda mojego syna,” Gazeta Pomorska, August 4, 2000; Anna Bikont, “We from Jedwabne”; Agnieszka Arnold, “Sąsiedzi,” documentary film, TVP Program 2, April 3-4, 2001.
  7. The reference is to the site near Smolensk where thousands of Polish officers were shot by Soviet forces in 1940.
  8. Anna Bikont and Maria Kruczkowska, “Nadal reprezentuję opcję Polską,” Gazeta Wyborcza, March 6-7, 1999.
  9. Jerzy Robert Nowak, 100 kłamstw J.T.Grossa o żydowskich sąsiadach w Jedwabnem (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Von Borowiecky, 2001).