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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 the article on Efim Stoliarskii prepared for Eynikayt in 1944.

"Stoliarskii opened a pack of [American] cigarettes, and we read a Russian message on a light blue card that was inserted into the pack: 'Our fraternal greetings from 25,000 American workers, members of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union to you, Russian warriors, in honor of your courageous and valiant struggle against the enemy of humanity and civilization – against Hitler and Fascism.'

 'A good gift!'  Stoliarsky said while lighting a cigarette. – Our soldiers appreciate the attention of their American friends. You have to write about this.

'I promised that I would…

– […] My mother is an old woman [he continued], she is working in the rear side. I have never written to her that I am serving with the short- range artillery, which shoots at the German bunkers from the distance of one hundred meters. She wouldn't believe me. She wouldn't believe that when he shouts the order "Fire!," her quiet, shy boy Fima, can clearly make out the terrified faces of the Germans. […]

'Are there other Jews in your battery? ' I asked.

'In my battery there is only one, Lazar Shneider, the driver of a Willys jeep. But in the third battery there are several Jews, and all of them are former students of Kharkov University.[…] The first cannon is opeated by students and the second one --  by former kolkhoz peasants, who together have a total of ten years of education. Yet the two gun-crews cooperate very well!'