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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬08:30-14:00

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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Sheryl Silver Ochayon

The author is Echoes and Reflections Project Director, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad vashem.

Liberators and Survivors: The First Moments

"In two years of combat you can imagine I have seen a lot of death… but nothing has ever stirred me as much as this… how could people do things like that? I never believed they could, until now."US Staff Sergeant Horace Evers, on what he witnessed while liberating Dachau Read more

Why Do We Need Good Holocaust Education?

“An 11-year-old Tennessee girl who told her classmates to stop making the Nazi salute was sent to the principal’s office.” This was the headline of an article that appeared on the internet yesterday. The principal and the teachers at the school thought this fifth-grade girl was being “disrespectful,” since children at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, had been giving Nazi salutes in the hallways and at recess for weeks as part of a “Living History”... Read more

Liberators and Survivors: The First Moments 

American teachers – especially those who teach World History or the history of WWII – often search for an entry point into the study of the Holocaust. The story of the liberation of the Nazi camps is a powerful and natural bridge between the study of the military war itself, and the study of the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people under the cover of that war. Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, through the Echoes & Reflections program for American... Read more

Kritická analýza fotografií jako historického pramene

Říká se, že obraz vydá za tisíc slov. Jeden jediný obraz postačí k tomu, aby prezentoval myšlenku tak komplikovanou, že bychom potřebovali stovky slov k jejímu vysvětlení. Jestli je tomu tak doopravdy, potom by fotografie, které jsou odrazem přímé a bezelstné reality viděné skrze fotoaparát, měly být nepřekonatelným a bezkonkurenčním médiem zobrazujícím pravdu – včetně pravdy o holocaustu. Síla fotografií jakožto vyjádření pravdy vychází z jejich... Read more

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

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