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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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Letter from Boris Komskii to his Family, 1945

A letter sent by Boris Komskii to relatives who survived the war in the town of Chimkent, Kazakhstan:

"May 9, 1945

Elbe River, Germany

Victory, dear ones!

Just imagine – we have lived to see this day.

No time to write now – the alcohol will lose its strength [if we don't drink it now].

See you soon.

I kiss you all fervently,


From: The Blavatnik Archive Foundation, UKR058