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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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Boris Slutskii's Poem about the Holocaust

The following poem by Slutskii was written in 1944 or in 1948 and was a direct reaction to the Holocaust, specifically to the murder of the most traditional segment of the Jewish population, its Yiddish speakers.

Я освобождал Украину,
Шел через еврейские деревни.
Идиш, их язык, - давно руина
Вымер он и года три как древний.

I was a liberator of Ukraine,
And passed through her Jewish villages.
Yiddish, their language, has become a ruin long ago.
It died out and has been ancient for about three years.

Нет не вымер – вырезан и выжжен. 
Слишком были, видно, языкаты.
Все погибли, и никто не выжил.
Только их восходы и закаты

No, didn't die out – it was slaughtered and burned. 
Its folk must have been too garrulous. 
Everyone perished and none survived.
Only their dawns and dusks survived

В их стихах, то сладких, то горючих,
То горячих, горечью горящих,
В прошлом слишком, может быть, колючих,
В настоящем – настоящих.

In their poems, either sweet, or burning,
Sometimes hot burning with grief,
In the past perhaps too prickly,
But today completely true.