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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 of Efim (Chaim) Diskin to Eynikayt

In a letter Efim (Chaim) Diskin wrote to the editors of Eynikayt on December 5, 1942 he said (it is possible that the letter was later edited before publication).

"… I thank you with all my heart for your cordial and hearty congratulations. I am proud of being aware that I am a son of the great Jewish people, the people that has given to the world such great men as Marx and Heine, Sholem Aleichem and Einstein, Sverdlov and Kaganovich, Spinoza and [I.L.] Peretz. There are no words to express my infinite love for my much-suffering people, for its millennial culture…. Our people is mighty and talented and the fascist monsters will never destroy it or force it to its knees….

Hero of the Soviet Union Efim Diskin

I would be very grateful if you would send the same issue of the newspaper to my parents."

From: GARF 8114-1-1056, copy YVA JM/26328, published as "A briv funem held fun sovetn-farband Khaim Diskin" (The Letter of the Hero of the Soviet Union Khaim Diskin), Eynikayt, December 5, 1942 (in Yiddish).