A fascinating new exhibition has gone up on yadvashem.org, looking at the Jewish community of Monastir. Of the 3,351 Jews who lived there before the Germans invaded, only a few survived the Holocaust. Almost all the aspects of the Holocaust - the various stories and possibilities are seen in the story of this small town. I found the testimonies particularly moving. It's so difficult to think about this entire world that has been lost. It's certainly helped me gain an understanding of what the Holocaust has taken from all of us.
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.