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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 Elena Bonner's wartime memories.

"There were such people then, but they are referred to only now when Europe has come to equate communism and fascism.  It was only recently that various philosophers, although few people read [or heard] them, expressed that view in writing or speaking. All that was after the war. There was Hannah Arendt and [recently] Anne Appelbaum. And then…someone became a defector [that's how people referred to Elena Bonner herself], someone in any way he or she could, right or wrong, tried to get to the Urals or beyond. Not Jews at all – the Jews indeed rushed to fight because, in contrast to me, a fool then, they understood what "ex nostris" meant. Read about the evacuation of the members of the creative intelligentsia and their families to Tashkent and Ashkhabad [far from the frontlines] and you will see that Jews were relatively rare there. And the saying "the Jews fought in Tashkent" is one of the big lies [literally "injustices"] of the war."[1]

[1] https://snob.ru/magazine/entry/17734 (May 2010, Masha Gessen spoke with)