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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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December 15-17, 1941, Jewish women before their execution in Skede, Latvia

In December 1941, Latvian policemen arrested thousands of Jews in Liepaja and brought them to Skede, north of Liepaja, to the dunes overlooking the Baltic Sea. A long ditch had been dug at the foot of the dunes. The Jews were forced to strip off their clothing except for their underwear. Near the ditch, they were made to take off their remaining clothes and were executed by units made up of Latvian collaborators and German policemen, under the command of the SS.

On 15-17 of December 1941, 2,700-2,800 Jews from Liepaja were massacred, most of them women and children.