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Visiting Info
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.

Drive to Yad Vashem:
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Jewish badges from Slovakia

Distinctive Jewish badges that the Jews of Slovakia were forced to wear on their clothing in accordance with the directives of the German occupation.

Jewish badge (yellow star) from Slovakia.

Jewish badge (yellow star) from Slovakia

Jewish badge (Yellow star pin) that belonged to Geza Pick from Zilina, Slovakia.

In the summer of 1944, Geza Pick fled with his family to the mountains and hid there with forged documents until liberation. The pin, along with other items, was kept by a friend of the Pick family during the war.
The yellow Star of David is a plastic pin in the shape of a yellow star with "HZ" engraved in the center, the initials for "Hospodarsky Žid" ("economic Jew"). These pins were given to Jews who continued to work in "Aryan" factories.   

Jews in Slovakia wearing the yellow star on their clothes

Jew in Slovakia wearing the yellow star on his clothes