During the first days of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, approximately 13,000 Jews were murdered by Romanian army and police units in the town of Iasi and on two death trains. Some 2,500 Jews were deported to Călăraşi. During the arduous journey over 1,400 Jews perished in the overcrowded cattle cars. The survivors of the death trains were set free after two months of camp detention in Călăraşi and Podul Iloaei.
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.