Approximately 20% of the 450,000 Jews confined in the Warsaw ghetto were refugees who had come from outside Warsaw. They arrived almost entirely without belongings, clothes and food, and lacked work and accommodation. Many were forced to beg in the streets. The Jewish community in the ghetto tried to assist them, with aid such as street soup kitchens, but the vast majority perished from cold, starvation and disease.
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.