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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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Interview with Evgenii Khaldei

In a 1997 interview Evgenii Khaldei such described his 1945 meeting with the Jewish couple in Budapest:

"…Suddenly I saw a [Jewish] husband and wife walking along the street… with Stars [of David on their clothes]. I was stunned: the city had been liberated but they were still wearing those stars. I approached them. I was wearing a black leather coat and they became… frightened… taking me for an SS-man. I approached… and said to them … in a mixture of Yiddish and German, 'Wait' and I tore off the Star of David off the man and then off the woman. They again became frightened so I said to them.… 'Alles gut … ich bin auch a yidSholom aleichem' [everything is o.k. I am a Jew too. Peace to you]. When I said 'Sholom aleichem' the women burst into tears and fell on into arms. They told me how afraid they had been, how awful it was for them to constantly wear this Star of David.…"

From the video interview "Evgenii Khaldei: Photographer under Stalin" (Austria/Belgium) given by Evgenii Khaldei to Belgian television in 1997, copy Yad Vashem Film Archive 92732.