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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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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Maxi Librati, France

Maxi Librati — a French Holocaust survivor, businessman, and benefactor of Yad Vashem — is dedicated to imparting the legacy of the Holocaust to the younger generation.

Maxi Librati was detained in 1943 in Lyon, France and was sent to Drancy camp. He was then deported to Auschwitz and following the selektion process, was sent to the Warsaw ghetto. In the ghetto he was forced to collect remaining valuables and assets of former Jewish residents. Following his time in the ghetto, he survived a death march from Warsaw, ending up in Dachau. From there he was sent to Kaufering IV, and Allach camp where he was liberated by the US army.

After the war, Librati returned to France and settled in Paris. He built a successful career in the clothing manufacturing industry, consistently maintaining his dedication to Holocaust remembrance. Over the years, he has been instrumental in organizing and participating in youth trips to Poland and has actively sponsored many commemorative events at Yad Vashem and in France. 

Among his many acts of support for Yad Vashem, Maxi Librati recently endowed one of the galleries in the new Holocaust History Museum.