Sunday to Wednesday: 08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.
Fridays and Holiday eves: 08:30-14:00
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.
Throughout our website the voices of the survivors infuse our online exhibitions, historical narratives, teaching units and ceremonies with content and with meaning. We have gathered many of those testimonies in this section where they can be easily accessed by either topic or location, according to the birthplaces of the survivors. This section will continue to grow as more and more testimonies are added to the website.
"For whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness"
Excerpt from a speech given by Elie Wiesel at Yad Vashem
A Pledge and a Purpose: Testimony of Holocaust Survivor Chana Oren (Schönfeld)
Arnold Goldschmidt - Kristallnacht in the City of Fulda
Baruch Shub- The Holocaust in Vilna
Chana Weismann's Testimony
Chaya Avraham - The Holocaust in Transnistria
Chief Rabbi Lau speaks on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Cila Zakheim (Kopolowitz) tells her story of rescue by Ignat and Sofya Yermolovich
Commemoration of the Jewish Community of Monastir, Macedonia
Cultural Life in the Vilna Ghetto: Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Daily Life in the Concentration Camps: Rita Weiss
Daily Life in the Lodz Ghetto
Daily Life in the Plonsk Ghetto
Daily Life in the Vilna Ghetto: Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
David Gur - The Zionist Underground in Hungary
Dealing with the Past- The Children's Home in Otwock, Poland
Deportation from Hungary: Elisheva Zimet Stern and Rita Weiss
Deportation from Kracow to the Concentration Camps: Shmuel Rotbard, Miriam Akavia and Aliza Avnon
Deportation of the Jews of Greece to the Concentration Camps: Yaacov (Jacki) Handali
Deportation to the Death Camps: Rita Weiss
Dina Baitler- Mass Murder in Ponar
Education in the Children's Home in Otwock, Poland
Elie Wiesel speaks about his father and the significance of memory
Elie Wiesel: Universal Lessons of the Holocaust
Elisheva Auerbach Polak and Elisheva Weiss - The Holocaust in Holland
Entrance and Arrival- The Children's Home in Otwock, Poland
Ester Samuel-Cahn- Rescue by Righteous Among the Nations
Esther Burstein - Survival in the Lodz Ghetto
Esther Burstein describes maintaining her faith during the Holocaust
Esther Burstein describes sneaking holy books into the ghetto
Esther Burstein describes the humiliation and abuse of her grandfather in the local synagogue