In November 1996, representatives of the Yad Vashem Museums Division travelled to Romania to follow the trail of Jewish communities that flourished there before the war and to find remnants of these communities. In towns and villages along the way they found synagogues that had been closed since the Holocaust. In addition to Torah Arks and synagogue furnishings, they found ritual articles that had been stored together with them. Many of the items they found were transferred to the Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection for preservation.
Sunday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.