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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

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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In a postwar publication, Pavel A. Krolevets, a participant in the same operation, describes Besprozvannyi's death:

"... Dawn broke on 26 January. In the distance, the chimneys of the [Auschwitz] crematorium could be seen. It was only 2-3 kilometers to Oświęcim, but the enemy resistance kept increasing. When our units approached the eastern outskirts of the town, heavy fighting began and the situation of one of our battalions became critical. This was the decisive point when the success of the battle for the town of Oświęcim was at stake... the regiment commander himself rushed to this location... After his first shot a tank bearing a swastika stopped. However, a second shot did not follow. An enemy shell exploded and cut short the life of the commander.... "

From: Krolevets P.A., "I rukhnuli vorota ada," in: Sankt-Peterburgskie vedomosti, 27.01.2005. Cited from www.jewmil.com].