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Opening Hours:

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.

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Scroll of Esther illustrated by artist Otto Geismar, who escaped Germany in the late 1930s

The Megillah is written in ten columns accompanied by nine pages of illustrations relating the Purim story. It was illustrated by the Jewish artist Otto Geismar who was active in Berlin before the war.

Title page of the Megillah illustrated by Otto Geismar and published in Berlin in 1936
Title page of the Megillah illustrated by Otto Geismar and published in Berlin in 1936

Megillat Esther (Esther Scroll) illustrated by Otto Geismar, a series of illustrations depicting the chain of events impacting the Jews of Shushan as described in the Megillah
Megillat Esther (Esther Scroll) illustrated by Otto Geismar, a series of illustrations depicting the chain of events impacting the Jews of Shushan as described in the Megillah

Immigration card of Otto Geismar
Immigration card of Otto Geismar