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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 Artifacts Collection Through the Years

    A crate filled with Holocaust victims’shoes, arriving at Yad Vashem from the Majdanek death camp in preparation for exhibition in the Holocaust History Museum in Yad Vashem

    Left to right: Haviva Peled-Carmeli, Director of the Artifacts Department; Yehudit Inbar, Director of the Museums Division

    Torah Arks being packed in a building in the Bucharest cemetery, in preparation for transfer to Yad Vashem. Romania, 1999

    Haviva Peled-Carmeli, Director of the Artifacts Department at Yad Vashem breaking the seal of a container packed with Torah Arks from Romania. December 1999

    Unloading Torah Arks from Romania at Yad Vashem, December 1999

    Frame of a railcar that was used to deport Belgian Jews to the death camps in Poland, being lowered into the new Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem through the unfinished roof of the building

    Frame of a railcar that was used to deport Belgian Jews to the death camps in Poland, arriving in Yad Vashem in preparation for exhibition in the Holocaust History Museum

    Haviva Peled-Carmeli, Director of the Artifacts Department, at the site of the Kaufering concentration camp in advance of the transfer of a prisoner barrack to Yad Vashem. Winter 2003

    The A-frame from the wooden roof of a prison barrack in Kaufering concentration camp shown in storage inside the circular buildings that housed prisoners. Winter 2003

    Unloading the sections of the prison barrack from Kaufering concentration camp, upon the container’s arrival at Yad Vashem. Summer 2003

    Haviva Peled-Carmeli, Director of the Artifacts Department and Yehudit Inbar, Director of the Museums Division viewing artifacts that arrived at Yad Vashem from the site of the Chelmno death camp in preparation for their display in the new Museum

    Yad Vashem, May 2001

    Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate; Limor Livnat, Education Minister; and Haviva Peled-Carmeli, Director of the Artifacts Department viewing artifacts from the Chelmno death camp that were transferred to Yad Vashem

     for display in the new Holocaust History Museum. May 2001

    A wagon from the quarries of Gross-Rosen concentration camp where many forced laborers worked, as photographed on site, prior to its transfer to Yad Vashem. Winter 2002

    A wooden cart, displayed as a symbol of the deportation of Jews to the ghettos, being put in place in the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem, 2004

    A synagogue lamp from North Africa that was looted by the Nazis, being secured in place in the gallery depicting the fate of the Jews of North Africa during the Holocaust. February 2005

    Railway tracks that led to Auschwitz, being lowered into the Holocaust History Museum through the uncompleted roof. 2004

    Shimon Srebernik z”l, a survivor of the Chelmno death camp, viewing his testimony on a screen displayed next to the leg manacles he was forced to wear as a prisoner, at the opening of the new Holocaust History Museum, Yad Vashem 2005

    The bicycle that “Righteous Among the Nations” Marie-Rose Gineste rode in France, on its arrival at Yad Vashem. October 2000