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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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Prof. Havi Dreifuss

Prof. Havi Dreifuss is the Director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research’s Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland.

Yad Vashem historians respond to the joint statement of the Governments of Poland and Israel concerning the revision of the January 26, 2018, amendment to Poland’s Act on the Institute of National Remembrance

The June 27, 2018, announcement regarding the Government of Poland’s intention to revise the amendment to the controversial Act on the Institute of National Remembrance stirred hope that a positive development and a step in the right direction were at hand. However, an examination of the joint statement by the Governments of Poland and Israel raises many questions both about the legal statute as approved and about assertions pertaining to historical aspects of the topic in the joint statement... Read More Here

A Major Blow to Holocaust Research and Remembrance

The recent amendment passed by the Polish parliament and approved by the Polish president to Poland's National Institute of Remembrance Law, constitutes a major blow to Holocaust research and remembrance. The original law was first enacted with a view to promote research and documentation of crimes that were committed in and against Poland by Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, from the outbreak of WWII (1 September 1939) until the end of Soviet rule in Poland (December 1989). The current addendum,... Read More Here

The Human Spirit in the Shadow of Death

During WWII, European Jewry was faced with a constant fight for its very survival. At a time when murder became the norm, and power endorsed unprecedented atrocities, many were swept away, unable to endure the perpetual struggle or adhere to the moral code of human society. Yet even under such dire conditions there were those who risked their lives — deliberately and intentionally — for higher values, including educating children, maintaining religious values and traditions, and sustaining... Read More Here