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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬08:30-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.

Drive to Yad Vashem:
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from the memoir of Efim Golbraikh, on the ethnic composition of penal companies:

There were hardly any Jews among the soldiers of our penal company. During the months of combat that I spent with them – which is a long time indeed when you are at war – I encountered only a single Jew; people were not slow to point him out to me. He was a tailor from the Baltic region, and he looked neither dejected nor unhappy. Jews have a high sense of duty; if they ended up in a penal company, it was only by accident, or for some small thing. Of course, an antisemitic commander could have a Jew "thrown into the oven" of a penal company. And this did happen…" https://iremember.ru/memoirs/pekhotintsi/golbraykh-efim-abelevich