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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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Teaching the Holocaust Using Art

In the video, "Teaching the Holocaust using Art", ISHS staff member Liz Elsby discusses various approaches to utilizing Holocaust art in teaching the Holocaust to your students. As she stresses, a teacher does not have to be an expert in the field to broach this topic. Focusing on three individual artworks, Elsby demonstrates how exploring the artistic aspects of each painting, together with the context in which they were created and the questions they raise, combine to deepen our understanding of the Holocaust as a human event.

Liz Elsby is an artist, graphic designer, and guide at Yad Vashem.

Further pedagogical considerations

  • Artworks should be chosen in keeping with our educational philosophy, in an age-appropriate manner.
  • Art occupies a space where words don’t suffice; it is often a form of expression compelled by a combination of circumstances and of the artist him- or herself.
  • The idea in a painting is often layered and multifaceted. Consider it from various angles.
  • Consider the artwork also as a historical source. As it is inevitably impacted by circumstance at least to some degree, consider what it says about the reality in which it was made.

Teaching aids