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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

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.

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18 July 1947, British Soldiers Removing Jews from the Exodus in the Port of Haifa

British soldiers removing Jews from the Exodus in the port of Haifa, 18 July 1947. After two days, the illegal immigrants were deported to France on three boats, and from there to Germany, where most were set down on the beach.  Most of the deportees stayed in camps in Germany for over a year, and reached Israel only after the establishment of the State.

Below: Some of the passengers from the Exodus praying aboard the deportation ship "Empire Rival" during its journey back to France on Tisha B’av (the traditional Jewish day of mourning), 27 July 1947.