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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬08:30-14:00

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.

Drive to Yad Vashem:
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Jewish badge from Belgium

Distinctive Jewish badge (yellow star) that the Jews of Belgium were forced to wear on their clothing by order of the German authorities.

Jewish badge belonged to Efraim (Alfred) Stroch who fled to Belgium from Vienna after the outbreak of war.

Efraim (Alfred) Stroch from Vienna, Austria, fled to Belgium after the outbreak of war. On 29 August 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo in Antwerp, and was interned in the Mechelen transit camp and then deported to several concentration camps, including Babitz (a sub-camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau) and Gross Rosen.  Efraim Stroch was liberated at the Buchenwald concentration camp on 11 April 1945.

Belgian Jews wearing the yellow star on their clothes