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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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Pierre Wolkowicz's Violin and Last Letter

Pierre Wolkowicz lived with his mother, Berthe and his father, Max in Paris, France.  During the infamous Vel d'Hiv round-up of 16-17 July 1942, Max was summarily taken to the concentration camps of Pithiviers and Drancy, and then deported to Auschwitz.  Pierre and his mother were incarcerated in the Velodrome d'Hiver (Winter Stadium) for five horrific days and were then sent on to Pithiviers.  The fifteen-year-old Pierre was eventually forcibly separated from his mother, and Berthe was taken to Drancy.  Pierre was sent there shortly afterwards, and on 26 August 1942, mother and son were both deported on Convoy #24 to Auschwitz, where they were murdered

Pierre Wolkowicz, late 1930s
Pierre Wolkowicz, late 1930s

Pierre Wolkowicz, late 1930s
Max Wolkowicz with his son Pierre, circa 1929
Max Wolkowicz with his son Pierre, circa 1929

Max Wolkowicz with his son Pierre, circa 1929
Max Wolkowicz with his son Pierre, circa 1929
Max Wolkowicz with his son Pierre, circa 1929

Max Wolkowicz with his son Pierre, circa 1929
Pierre (left) with his mother (right) and a friend, mid-1930s
Pierre (left) with his mother (right) and a friend, mid-1930s

Pierre (left) with his mother (right) and a friend, mid-1930s
The Wolkowicz family with friends, late 1930s. From right: Pierre and Max. Berthe is seated first from left.
The Wolkowicz family with friends, late 1930s. From right: Pierre and Max. Berthe is seated first from left.

The Wolkowicz family with friends, late 1930s. From right: Pierre and Max. Berthe is seated first from left.
Max Wolkowicz, postwar
Max Wolkowicz, postwar

Max Wolkowicz, postwar
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter

Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter

Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter

Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter
Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter

Pierre Wolkowicz's last letter