The Germans occupied Kovno in June 1941, and shortly afterwards, thousands of Jews were seized and taken to locations outside the city where they were abused and then shot by Lithuanian guards. In all, some 10,000 Jews were murdered within the first six weeks of the Germans’ arrival, most of them at the Seventh Fort, a fortress outside Kovno.
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.