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Visiting Info
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 an article on David Gorkin prepared for the Moscow Yiddish newspaper Eynikayt in August 1942.

"No one has penetrated so far into enemy territory as Gorkin. No one can sneak so silently and unnoticed to the Germans rear and return so quickly from there with necessary information like Gorkin […]

I looked in amazement at Gorkin's photograph: the courageous and noble face of an ancient Jewish warrior, wearing an iron helmet seemed to look back at me. Under the picture was the caption 'Bar-Kokhba.' David Gordon was [pictured] there on a theater stage as one of the heroes of the Bar Kokhba war […] opposing the enslavers of his people – the Romans.

[…] A courageous son of the Jewish people, man of the guards David Gorkin is fighting against the archenemy of his people, as well as of all the freedom-loving peoples, just like his valiant ancestor Bar-Kokhba fought against the subjugators. The Guardsman Gorkin is defending his own freedom and that of his people's and of his Soviet Motherland. He is defending the honor of his people and its very life. The Guardsman Gorkin will be victorious."