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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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The bicycle that Marie-Rose Gineste used to distribute a letter calling on the parishes to save Jews and hide them

The bicycle of Marie-Rose Gineste, a social worker who was active in the underground in the Montauban area of France

In August 1942, Marie-Rose distributed a pastoral letter written by the Bishop Pierre Marie Théas, opposing the arrest of Jews and their deportation. Marie-Rose brought the letter to churches in the Tarn region, riding on her bicycle. She also participated in the rescue of Jewish children and women who were hidden in local monasteries. She rode between these monasteries bringing forged documents and food coupons. Marie-Rose Gineste was later recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations.

Marie-Rose Gineste, Montauban, France, 1943

Marie-Rose Gineste, Montauban, France, before donating the bicycle to Yad Vashem in the year 2000

Marie-Rose Gineste at the tree planting ceremony at Yad Vashem, 1986