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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-17:00
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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Simmy Allen

Simmy Allen

Head of the International Media Section, Communications Division, Yad Vashem

The Armoire that Saved Her Life

In Israel, the topic of the Holocaust is discussed often, both in the family of Holocaust survivors, and in wider society. Tamar Doron studied about the Holocaust in school, participated in annual Holocaust Remembrance Day and other commemorative ceremonies, and heard her mother, Genia, talk about her life during the Holocaust and how she was rescued by a Polish family and lived in a convent. Nevertheless, she never knew the finer details about how her mother had survived, nor could she have... Read More Here

"My Dreams Have Now Come True"

There was not a dry eye in the room, but the tears were not of sadness or suffering. Rather, they were of joy and optimism for a shared future. So moved by the scene, Frieda Kliger remarked: "My dreams have now come true." Frieda was one of some 80 Holocaust survivors who gathered this week at Yad Vashem for an event in appreciation for their dedicated service to Yad Vashem and to mark the Jewish New Year. While each of these survivors has a unique story to tell, one purpose that binds them to... Read More Here