Yesterday, the Foreign Minister of Japan was at Yad Vashem and in the course of his visit he paid tribute to Chiune Sempo Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust and was recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. The visit brought to mind the incredible story of the Mir Yeshiva, which continues to flourish today, in part thanks to Sugihara's visas. You can read more about the rescue of the Mir Yeshiva here.
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.