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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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Auschwitz: The Final Stop: holocaust memorial ceremony

Grades: 9 - 12 
Duration: 45 minutes 

Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of the Holocaust, representing the depths of man's inhumanity to man. In this ceremony, participants read diary extracts from children who perished there.

Éva Heyman, aged 13, in Hungary a few months before she was murdered in a gas chamber, 1944
Éva Heyman, aged 13, in Hungary a few months before she was murdered in a gas chamber, 1944

Erika Kounio-Amariglio with Heinz and her grandfather Ernest Lowy, 1933
Erika Kounio-Amariglio with Heinz and her grandfather Ernest Lowy, 1933

Brussels, Belgium, Moshe Zeev Flinker
Brussels, Belgium, Moshe Zeev Flinker

Erika Kounio-Amariglio with her husband Rudolf and their family, 1993
Erika Kounio-Amariglio with her husband Rudolf and their family, 1993

The Auschwitz Album- Visual Evidence of the Process Leading to the Mass Murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau

What is the Holocaust?

Hannah Bar Yesha – The Hungarian Women's Camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Ovadia Baruch - Arrival at Auschwitz

  1. Gutman, Israel, Auschwitz, Its History and Its Uniqueness, in Bishvil Hazikaron no. 28, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1998, p. 4.
  2. Tatelbaum, Itzhak, Through Our Eyes – Children Witness the Holocaust, I.B.T. Publishing Inc.: Jerusalem, 1985, p. 108.
  3. Heyman, Eva, The Diary of Eva Heyman – Child of The Holocaust, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 23, 28.
  4. Amariglio, Erika, From Thessaloniki to Auschwitz and Back, translated to English by Theresa Sundt, Vallentine Mitchell: London and Portland, 2000, pp. 1-3.
  5. Flinker, Moshe, Young Moshe's Diary – A Spiritual Torment of a Jewish Boy in Nazi Europe, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1965. p. 19.
  6. Rapoport, Safira (Ed), Yesterdays and then Tomorrows, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 2002, p. 186.
  7. Flinker, Moshe, Young Moshe's Diary – A Spiritual Torment of a Jewish Boy in Nazi Europe, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1965. pp. 19-20.
  8. Heyman, Eva, The Diary of Eva Heyman – Child of The Holocaust, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 70-73.
  9. Rudashevski, Yitskhok, The Diary of the Vilna Ghetto, Ghetto Fighter's House, Hakibutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 1973, p.19.
  10. Auerbach, Rachel, The Streets of Warsaw 1939-1948, Am Oved Publishers, p. 43.
  11. Yad Vashem Archives, AR1 M10/1065.
  12. Eilati, Shalom, Crossing the River, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1999, p. 110.
  13. Rosen, Hadassah, One in the City and Two in a Family, Ghetto Fighter's House, Hakibutz Hameuchad Publishing House.
  14. Pagis, Dan, "Written in Pencil in the Sealed Freightcar," translated by Stephen Mitchell, taken from Holocaust Poetry, Hilda Schiff (Ed.), St. Martin's Griffin: New York, 1995, p. 180.
  15. Heyman, Eva, The Diary of Eva Heyman – Child of The Holocaust, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 103-104.
  16. Amariglio, Erika, From Thessaloniki to Auschwitz and Back, translated to English by Theresa Sundt, Vallentine Mitchell: London and Portland, 2000, pp. 54, 56-57.
  17. Amariglio, Erika, From Thessaloniki to Auschwitz and Back, translated to English by Theresa Sundt, Vallentine Mitchell: London and Portland, 2000, p. 157.
  18. Rosen, Donia, Forest, My Friend, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 1985, p. 94.