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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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A German Soldier's Album of the Warsaw Ghetto

While the Warsaw ghetto’s Jewish leadership decided to immortalize its positive activities in pictures, the Germans used their cameras to document the harsh reality of life in the ghetto. In addition to the official photographers who came to the ghetto to shoot news and propaganda photos, there was also a widespread phenomenon of “soldier tourists” in the ghetto. The Warsaw region encompassed a large number of German military bases and the city also served as an important crossroads for military transportation on the Eastern Front. Many soldiers passed through the city and spent their free time there.

Entrance to the Warsaw ghetto from the Aryan side of the city
Entrance to the Warsaw ghetto from the Aryan side of the city

Trolley car for Jews only inside the Warsaw ghetto. Photographed from inside a moving vehicle.
Trolley car for Jews only inside the Warsaw ghetto. Photographed from inside a moving vehicle.

Jewish policeman saluting the photographer, Warsaw ghetto
Jewish policeman saluting the photographer, Warsaw ghetto

Street trade inside the Warsaw ghetto. Photographed from inside a moving vehicle.
Street trade inside the Warsaw ghetto. Photographed from inside a moving vehicle.

Young street peddlars inside the Warsaw ghetto
Young street peddlars inside the Warsaw ghetto

Street scene from the Warsaw ghetto
Street scene from the Warsaw ghetto

Starving children on the Warsaw ghetto streets
Starving children on the Warsaw ghetto streets

Crowded street scene inside the Warsaw ghetto
Crowded street scene inside the Warsaw ghetto

Young and old on the street in the Warsaw ghetto
Young and old on the street in the Warsaw ghetto

Street scene from the Warsaw ghetto, depicting people walking past a man lying on the ground in front of a store
Street scene from the Warsaw ghetto, depicting people walking past a man lying on the ground in front of a store

Crowded street scene in the Warsaw ghetto, captured from inside a moving vehicle
Crowded street scene in the Warsaw ghetto, captured from inside a moving vehicle