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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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Polina Gelman's Visit to the Moscow State Jewish Theater

After the war Polina Gelman was viewed as a source of the national pride by many Soviet Jews. This was illustrated in the words of a Jewish war veteran written in 1948:

"…Recently I met them [Polina and her mother] at the Moscow [State] Jewish Theatre. And I saw how the eyes of Polina's mother sparkled with joy. She had brought up a daughter worthy of her people. In the display window of one of the best photo studios on Gorky Street in Moscow were displayed photographs of Heroes of the Soviet Union, veterans of the Great Patriotic War. The portrait of Polina Gelman, a glorious daughter of the Jewish people, was among them…."

From: GARF 8114-1-174, copy JM/26148.