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Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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Hanukkah Menorah from the Home of Rabbi Akiva & Rachel Posner in Kiel, Germany

The Posner family’s Hanukkah menorah

The Posner family’s Hanukkah menorah. Rachel Posner photographed the menorah as it stood on the family’s window ledge in Kiel, Germany against the backdrop of the Nazi flags flying from the building across from their home

A photograph taken in 1932 by Rachel, wife of Rabbi Akiva Posner, of their candle-lit Hanukkah menorah against the backdrop of the Nazi flags flying from the building across from their home in Kiel Germany

The back of the photograph of the Posner family’s Hanukkah menorah taken in Kiel Germany.

On it Rachel Posner has written what translates as: 
"Death to Judah"
So the flag says
"Judah will live forever"
So the light answers.

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner, his wife Rachel and their three children: from right to left: Avraham Chaim, Tova and Shulamit, at the train station in Kiel upon leaving Germany, 1933

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner after his arrival in Eretz Israel

The Posner family Hanukkah menorah displayed in the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem beside the photograph that was taken in the Posner family home in Kiel on their last Hanukkah in Germany, 1932