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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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Survivors' Return to Life - Part 2

In the video, "Survivors' Return to Life - Part 2", ISHS staff member Sheryl Ochayon presents the story of the survivors, following the fundamental dilemma - "What Now?" - through to life and culture within the DP camps. She outlines the reality and remarkable phenomena within the DP camps, as well as their human significance in restoring a sense of personal identity and early steps towards a new beginning. The materials discussed in this video are available on our website and in teaching units produced at the ISHS.

Sheryl Silver-Ochayon is a staff member at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem

This is the second of a two-part video dealing with the topic of liberation and return to life. For Part 1, click here.

Further pedagogical considerations

  • Contextualize the tragedy of the Holocaust within time - accentuate that for survivors, the “story” doesn’t end with the end of World War II.
  • Stress the fundamental challenges and changes that had to occur in order to try and return to life after the Holocaust.
  • Outline the new developments unfolding in the DP camps - restoration of one’s individuality, restoring societal and social circles (family, communal living, group self-governance, rules, a framework, daily routine.

Teaching aids