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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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From a letter to his wife, written after the liberation of Rostov-on-Don, in the Northern Caucasus.

"We who have experienced the bitterness of retreat are now fully enjoying our victory. My dear one, I cannot convey to you the joy and happiness that I have experienced during the two days of our stay in Rostov. [...] I am happy, and only the monstrous traces of the German brutality poison the joy of victory. They destroyed everything. In the zoological garden[1] 14 thousand killed Jews of Rostov [are lying]. I saw this and, filled with hatred, I clenched my fists. Women and children, children, children [...] We had only one wish – to take revenge!  The only consolation was the corpses of the Germans, that we could see everywhere".

 

 

[1] Sic, should be botanical garden. Irina Mikhailova, Evrei Derbenta v Velikoi Otechestvennoi Voine. Moscow, 2013, p.202.