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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
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.

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Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak - Short Biography

The story of the physician, writer and educator Janusz Korczak and his educational legacy as expressed before and during the Holocaust. The film accompanies an educational learning environment dedicated to Janusz Korczak and his deputy in the orphanage Stefania Wilczanska. The learning environment includes an overview of the lives of Korczak and Stefania and presents central values in Korczak's educational ideas and the way he and Stefa implemented them in the lives of their young wards. In addition, a lesson plan is suggested for teachers using two poems about Korzcak, presented together with a monument dedicated to him and located on the site of Yad Vashem.

  1. Janusz Korczak, Ghetto Diary (New York: Holocaust Library, 1978), p. 164.