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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.

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Plundered Torah Finials Restored

A pair of silver Torah finials with the inscription: “Donated by Jakob and Bertha Weinschenk” that were stolen during the Kristallnacht pogrom and returned to their descendants sixty years later

Bertha Weinschenk

Detail of the German inscription on the Torah finials: “Gestiftet von (Donated by) Jakob & Bertha Weinschenk“

Diary that Bertha Weinschenk wrote in Switzerland recording her experiences in Theresienstadt

Song composed in Theresienstadt for Bertha Weinschenk’s 75th birthday on 11 May, 1944

"The bravest woman in the entire room
Is this dear Mrs. Weinschenk, 
…And today she is 75 years old
We present to her our wishes
May my dream come true soon -
Anything better she could not wish for herself:
She sat, so I dreamed, among her loved ones
They sat with wine and in good health.
The room was comfortable and homey
We sang out loud with happy faces:
Little mother Weinschenk pour in [a wordplay: "Weinschenk" means host of a wine bar – "schenke ein" means pour in]
Long live little mother Weinschenk
With her children and grandchildren by her side."

Signed: Pauline Salomon, Hamburger, Paula Plaut, Hermann Plaut, Blanka Briska, Mathilde Heimberg, Martha Samson, Flora Ehrenwert, Martha Kluth

Photos of Bertha Weinschenk’s grandparents, Nachum and Fanny Gutman

Group photo of the survivors of Theresienstadt who were miraculously sent to Switzerland

Bertha Weinschenk sitting on a park bench between two other survivors

Façade of the synagogue on Essenwein St., Nuremberg that was destroyed in the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938

Interior of the synagogue on Essenwein St., Nuremberg after the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938