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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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Antisemitism at the front

Throughout his interview of 2006, Ian Kaplan attempted to downplay the significance of ethnic prejudice in the Red Army at the front (In his words: "Young boys who were brought up under Soviet rule were in the great majority internationalists"). However, he does cite several instances of frontline antisemitism, such as the following:"One private fought along with me. He was like a shameless fellow that always grabs for himself the first fat piece and is the last to be struck by a bullet. He fought in our company for quite a long time, about three months. It turned out that I saved him twice in battle and once from being sent to a punishment company. On one occasion, we were taken to the second defense line. In the evening nine men, the remnants of a machine-gun company, were sitting by a fire cooking something in a cauldron. I said to the soldiers: 'Soon we will have something tasty to gobble down, just wait a bit. I am going to pick up an extra ration from the sergeant-major.' I returned and heard the shameless fellow chortling with joy, quoting out loud from a  German leaflet: 'The Jew shoots around the corner from a crooked gun, sleeps in the rear in Tashkent with the wives of front-line soldiers, and looks in the newspaper "Pravda" for his name on the list of those who received [military] awards.' I approached the fire and the shameless one exclaimed with joy: 'Now let's eat!' I replied: "You bastard, you'll wipe your mug with your greatcoat, instead of eating! Get out of this company before I shoot you!'  […] how could he read that German bullshit out loud? ... And I heard more than once of such things during the war..."[1]