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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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Avner Shalev

Avner Shalev

Since 1993, Avner Shalev has been Chairman of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. He established the Museums Complex, including the Holocaust History Museum, for which he serves as Chief Curator, and founded Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies.  He also serves as Chief Curator of Yad Vashem's Permanent Exhibition in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum's Jewish Pavilion (Block 27).

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev retired as of February 2021. Deputy Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Ronen Plot is serving temporarily as Acting Chairman until the appointment of a permanent Chairman.