In World War II, Portugal refrained from absorbing foreign immigrants, due to economic difficulties and the fear of social tensions and the introduction of ideas that did not fall into line with the "National Spirit". Portugal only permitted entry to Jews who had immigration permits to another country, so that these Jews would only be passing through on their way to their final destination.
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.