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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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Mordecai Paldiel

Mordecai Paldiel

Dr. Mordecai Paldiel was the director of Yad Vashem’s Department of the Righteous from 1984 until his retirement in 2007. Thousands of Righteous Among the Nations were recognized during his tenure at Yad Vashem.

The Face of the Other: Reflections on the Motivations of Gentile Rescuers of Jews

The deeds and behavior of those we term Righteous Among the Nations, that is of nonJewish Holocaust rescuers of Jews honored by Yad Vashem, have undergone certain scrutiny from sociological and psychological disciplines. Three of the most important studies in this field are of Nechama Tec, Samuel & Pearl Oliner and Eva Fogelman.1 While they each suggest different interpretations to explain the uniqueness of the behavior of the Righteous, they all concur in locating the formative nexus of... Read More Here