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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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Artifacts from the Cyprus Detainment Camps

Handcrafted mementos given to Yehoshua Leibner, Assistant Director of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Cyprus.  The artifacts were crafted by Holocaust  survivors who were deported to the British detainment camps in Cyprus that were set up for the “Ma’apilim”  - illegal immigrants to Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine) in violation of British restrictions.

A pen and ink desk set carved from limestone in the detention camps in Cyprus

The set is carved in the shape of the bridge that linked two of the camps set up by the British mandate government for the "Maapilim" to Eretz Israel, most of whom were Holocaust survivors. The inkwells are carved in the shape of the Nissen huts that housed the detainees. Standing behind one hut is a guard tower (broken)

A Hanukkah menorah carved from limestone in the detention camps in Cyprus

The candleholders of the Menorah are carved in the shape of the Nissen huts that housed the "Maapilim" in the detention camps in Cyprus. The "Shamash" is carved in the shape of a British guard tower. The branches of the menorah form the Hebrew name of Cyprus: Kafrisin

The bridge that joined two of the detention camps in Cyprus where Holocaust survivors who attempted to enter Eretz Israel were interned by British Mandate forces

The Nissen huts that housed the internees in the detainment camps in Cyprus that were set up by the British mandate government for the “Maapilim” to Eretz Israel, most of whom were Holocaust survivors

One of the guard towers of the detainment camps in Cyprus manned by British mandate soldiers