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Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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David Margulis's visit to the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee

After being released from a military hospital (where he was treated after being wounded a fifth time), Colonel David Margulis arrived to Moscow, where he was to receive a new appointment, that of commander of an artillery brigade. Before he left Moscow for the front lines Margulis visited the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. There he told Mirra Eisenshtadt about the tragedy that engulfed his family:

"In Kiev, the Germans shot my sister Henia and my two small nephews. Perhaps, my father died with her too… The old, sick man could not leave. My elder brother Ziama left Kiev and became a partisan, he was killed… My second older brother, the machine-gunner Peise, was killed on the distant approaches to Leningrad… While we were marching through liberated Ukraine, fate brought me to my native town. I could not recognize it… In this town, where the Jewish population had been the majority, I met only one Jew [sic]: thirty-year old Hana Rubints and her son; their neighbors had hidden them in the cellar of their house…  I went to the cemetery, to look for my late mother's grave, I failed to find even remnants of the monument. The Germans robbed those who were alive and those whom they had killed….

For the desecrated grave of my mother, for the graves [whose sites are] unknown to me – of my father, of Henia, Peise, Ziama, and for the hundreds of thousands of graves of my people – I have taken revenge and will [continue to] take revenge! Via an equal number of enemy bodies!"

From: GARF 8114-1-5, pp. 199-200, copy YVA JM/26072