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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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Fayvl Sito about Elia Liumkis

The Yiddish writer Fayvl Sito wrote the following in his article "Lieutenant Elia Liumkis, a former correspondent of the Kiev newspaper Shtern, was awarded two orders [military honors]":

"With his unit Liumkis traversed the whole Ukraine in the ranks of the advancing Red Army. He took part in the liberation of Belaia Tserkov, Husiatyn, Shpola, Czortków, Liantskorun [now Zarechanka], and Gorodok [Gródek]. In all those towns and villages, which before the war he had described in his sketches in the Kiev newspaper Shtern he now found only ruins.

He wrote in his diary: 'For a long time I wandered around looking for Jews, but I didn't find any. I saw only graves.' Liumkis noted 'In Gorodok in one day the Germans shot all of the Jews – 5,500 people. Only one Jewish woman named Galant survived….'

Liumis had his own personal account to settle with the Germans. With his own eyes he saw how the fascists had despoiled Jewish culture in Ukraine. He saw burned books of Jewish writers, ruined printing houses, publishing establishment destroyed by bombs, looted Jewish museums and libraries…."

From: GARF 8114-1-167, copy YVA JM/26145.