In July 1946, a resident of Kielce, Poland filed a police report that his son had been kidnapped by Jews, but had managed to escape. The claim was false, but the subsequent police investigation led to a massive outbreak of violence against the Jewish community in Kielce. 42 Jews were murdered in the pogrom, and some 80 others were wounded.
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.