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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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Sheryl Silver Ochayon

Liberation and Survival

Grades: 7 - 9 Duration: 1 - 2 hours Didactic Objectives Examine primary resources including testimonies and photographs relating to liberation and survival. Think about the meaning of “liberation” after the Holocaust: the saga of liberation was not a happy ending to a sad story, but a tragedy in and of itself. Gain insight into how Jews who had survived tried to put the pieces of their broken lives back together, and the difficulties they encountered in doing so. Introduction World War... Read More Here

Critical Analysis of Photographs as Historical Sources

It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The notion here is that a single image is enough to present an idea so complicated that hundreds of words are required to do it justice. If this is so, then photographs, which are direct and unadulterated expressions of the reality seen by the camera, should be the unsurpassed and unequaled medium for expressing truth – including the truths of the Holocaust. The strength of photographs as expressions of the truth come from their... Read More Here

Interview With Melvin Jules Bukiet, Author and Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

“If I could shape the way people think,” Melvin Bukiet hypothesizes to me over a hot mug of tea on a raw March day in New York City, “I would prefer that people approach the topic of the Holocaust through history rather than fiction. But the truth is that more people know about history because of novels they've read than because of history books.” It’s an interesting observation that he backs up with examples. “More people know about Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow because of Leo... Read More Here

"The Last Days" - Director: James Moll

"The Last Days"Director: James MollUSA, 1998/ English, German and Hungarian87 minutes Producers: Ken Lipper and June BeallorExecutive Producer: Steven Spielberg for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History FoundationWinner, Best Documentary Feature - 1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences "There is one thing that has puzzled me and has puzzled the world: that the Germans dedicated manpower and trains and trucks and energy towards the destruction of the Jews to the last day. Had they... Read More Here

Interview with Shulamit Imber, Pedagogical Director of the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem

How would you say that our understanding of what constitutes resistance has changed over time? I would say that in the past there was a debate about what we call resistance. There were many years when the Israeli society focused on armed resistance; it was something with which the society could more easily identify. The gap between the Diaspora and Israeli society led to a kind of thinking that the fighters were the group that Israelis could identify themselves with. When I was young we talked... Read More Here

Interview with Peter Rosenfeld Span, Holocaust Survivor

Peter Rosenfeld Span was born on May 19, 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). Mr. Span currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a survivor of the Holocaust who spent most of World War II in Hungary and was then ghettoized and sent to transit and labor camps for the duration of the war, where he managed to survive. He has been giving lectures to junior high school students in Mexico and Los Angeles for the past nine years. This article is based on an oral interview conducted with Mr. Span in... Read More Here