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Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-17:00
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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Using the Study Unit "Everyday Life in the Warsaw Ghetto - 1941" in the Classroom

The Warsaw ghetto was the largest ghetto under Nazi rule, housing at its peak as many as 450,000 Jews. In this film Sheryl Silver-Ochayon presents the study unit for high school ages, “Everyday Life in the Warsaw Ghetto – 1941”, designed at the International School for Holocaust Studies. By juxtaposing rare photos taken by a German soldier in the ghetto during 1941 with testimony and documentation of Jews, we get a deeper picture of the life and death within the ghetto walls.

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

Pedagogical objectives

  • Teach the Holocaust as a human story, in accordance with the educational philosophy of the International School for Holocaust Studies.
  • Implement multiple sources to create a fuller context to the Warsaw ghetto, as depicted at one point in time (1941).
  • Consider deeper aspects of photography-as-documentation: what the photo reveals, what it hides.

Teaching aids