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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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Visit of Yon Degen to Vilnius

This is how Yon Degen described his visit to area of the former Vilna Ghetto that took place during the 1970s:

"An elderly woman answered my questions unwillingly. Yes, she was a local, yes, she knew that in that place that completed the square, there had stood a large four-story building. Just there, to the left of the church, during the war was the Jewish ghetto.

The woman left. My wife and son didn't say anything, leaving me alone with my memories.

That apparently meant that for five days I was fighting in the [former] Jewish ghetto without having any idea that I was doing so. Perhaps that meant that there was a reason that the Jewish partisans had come to that place?

Nothing is random. Even in the hell of street battles, it seems, there was a logic that aroused my genetic memory. In the summer of 1975 I was finally a Jew. I understood. But then…."

Yon Degen, "Vilnius," Alef, vol. 325-338 (1990), p. 48.