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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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How can one explain collaboration of local population with the Nazi regime in the persecution of the Jews? What motivated people to risk their lives to save Jews? How can the passivity of the bystanders to Nazi crimes be explained?

During the Holocaust, the vast majority of the local population neither took part in the murder nor attempted to save the Jews. They were bystanders who witnessed the crimes of the Nazis. Some of the locals directly participated in the crimes of the Holocaust, and a small part tried to save the Jews.

Lev Rubinstein, poet, literary critic, publicist, Russia

Lyudmila Ulitskaya, writer, public figure, Russia

Borukh Gorin, Rabbi, Head of the Department of Public Relations of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia

Nikolai Svanidze, TV journalist, historian, Head of the Journalism Department of the Institute of Mass Media of the Russian State Humanitarian University, Russia

Oleg Budnitsky, historian, Director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences, Russia