When World War II broke out, there were approximately 15,000 Jews living in Siedlce, comprising almost half of the city's population. The Germans occupied Siedlce on 11 September 1939, and immediately started murdering Jews, looting their shops and seizing them for forced labor. The Germans left Siedlce a few days later, and were replaced by the Red Army. After two weeks, in accordance with the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, the Soviets retreated eastwards, and hundreds of Jews moved east with them.
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.