In September 1939, with the Nazi German invasion of Poland, some 300,000 Polish Jews fled for the Soviet Union. Thousands died on this journey, leaving their children orphaned. In 1942, 1,800 Jewish refugees were brought to Tehran, including approximately 1000 children, most of whom were orphans. In February 1943, these children and their escorts reached Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine).
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.