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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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The Yad Vashem Blog

  31 January 2018
The emotions and excitement at Israel Space Week yesterday were palpable. Meeting with Rona Ramon, widow of Israeli Astronaut Ilan Ramon z"l, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev remarked: "Today we come full circle." Shalev had just presented Rona with a copy of "Moon Landscape," the now... Read more
  06 December 2017  Leah Goldstein
Twinning Program Connects British Schoolgirl to the Fate and Family of Young Holocaust Victim Two years ago, British schoolgirl Victoria Sarah Galia Caplin began a journey whose ending she could never have imagined. Just before her Bat Mitzvah in the summer of 2015, she and her parents... Read more
  21 November 2017  Sara Berkowitz
Nika Kohn Fleissig's remarkable Shoah survival story recently took another unexpected detour. At 97 years old, Fleissig's outstanding strength of character and determined personality allowed her to act on impulse and fly from Arizona, USA to Israel, in order to visit Yad Vashem. Her objective was... Read more
  28 September 2017
Aryeh Louis Zuckerman was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1900. His father, Shimon Zuckerman, was the rabbi of Poznan, but after the death of his father, Aryeh, only six years old at the time, went to live with his uncle. In 1924, Aryeh immigrated to Brussels, and began working as a... Read more
  18 September 2017
Judaism revolves around the observance and celebration of life cycle events and holidays. During the course of the calendar year, Jews observe special days with the purpose of connecting to their cherished heritage. Throughout history, however, surges in antisemitism sometimes forced Jews to mark... Read more
  17 September 2017  Leah Goldstein
"I grew up in a pretty normal family – a mother and five siblings – but in a xenophobic environment. My older brother was in the neo-Nazi movement, my mother was a xenophobe, my grandfather was a Nazi in the 1940s. That is my family story." So recalled Peter Sundin, a participant of a recent... Read more
  05 September 2017  Leah Goldstein
Over the months of June-August 2017, Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies welcomed a number of young interns eager to help out in preparing materials and organizing seminars, and looking forward to learning more about the World Center for Holocaust Remembrance in return.... Read more
  07 August 2017
When the Holocaust History Museum was being planned in the early 2000s, the curators decided to set aside a space to replicate a typical living room in the home of a Jewish German family from before the war. "Yad Vashem uses artifacts displayed throughout its Museums Complex to tell individual... Read more
  27 July 2017
Nadia Murad cuts a diminutive figure as she sits in Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies, telling her personal story of survival after being captured and tortured at the hands of ISIS. With quiet dignity, she recounts what happened to her and other fellow Yazidis, thousands of... Read more
  06 July 2017
A bar mitzvah is a rite of passage that every Jewish boy experiences at the age of 13, as they enter into adulthood. It is a special and significant experience that many Jewish children were unable to enjoy in Nazi-occupied Europe as the Germans forbade any practice of religion. Henry Oster was one... Read more