Between the two world wars, approximately 21,000 Jews lived in Bendzin, about half of the total population. The city's Jewish community was very active in education and welfare. Zionist youth movements and parties, and other Jewish parties such as Agudat Israel and the Bund had a strong presence in Bendzin. The Zionists ran two Hachshara (pioneer training) farms, one of which continued to operate even after the start of the German occupation.
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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.