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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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Rachel Auerbach and the Soup Kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto - A Learning Environment

“No words can properly express what happened”


Rachel Auerbach and the Soup Kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto is one of a series of Hebrew films produced this year as part of the ongoing project “Visual Learning SpaceFilms for Holocaust Education” (Toolbox). The five films comprising this series document the covert activities of the Oneg Shabbat archivists, telling the tale of the Jewish residents of the Warsaw Ghetto from the first-person perspective of the archivists themselves. The current film focuses on journalist and intellectual, Rachel Auerbach, who in addition to running a soup kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto, documented the happenings in the Ghetto, its residents and their hunger. The perspective presented by Auerbach is unique, not only because it provides a female perspective but also because she was one of the few members of Oneg Shabbat who survived the Holocaust. She was thus able to continue her documentary work after the Holocaust, reaching new conclusions about the great tragedy which befell the Jewish people, benefitting from the passage of time and the hindsight it afforded.

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