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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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Moshe Matza's circumcision kit, used in Zakinthos during the war years

Preserving the traditions of an ancient community

Moshe Matza's circumcision kit, which he used in Zakinthos during the war years
Moshe Matza's circumcision kit, which he used in Zakinthos during the war years

The kit includes socks for the baby. According to Matza's granddaughter, “grandpa wanted each baby to be properly dressed for the festive occasion and thus he kept a pair of socks for the babies whose parents were too poor to afford socks for the baby."

Moshe and Esther Matza and their eight children, Zakinthos, 1920’s
Moshe and Esther Matza and their eight children, Zakinthos, 1920’s

Moshe Matza (1883-1944), in the 1930s with his wife Esther (née Porta), Zakinthos Island, Greece
Moshe Matza (1883-1944), in the 1930s with his wife Esther (née Porta), Zakinthos Island, Greece

Tombstone of Moshe Matza in Zakinthos
Tombstone of Moshe Matza in Zakinthos

The home in which the family hid in the village of Katastari
The home in which the family hid in the village of Katastari

Reunion after 62 years. Michal-Eftachya with the daughter of her family’s rescuers: Lambrini Villiardo and her husband Marinus
Reunion after 62 years. Michal-Eftachya with the daughter of her family’s rescuers: Lambrini Villiardo and her husband Marinus

Reunion after 62 years. Michal-Eftachya with the daughter of her family’s rescuers: Katrina Villiardo
Reunion after 62 years. Michal-Eftachya with the daughter of her family’s rescuers: Katrina Villiardo