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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.

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from the memoirs of Efim Golbraikh, on the relations between the members of the penal company and their commander

I know of an actual case where some of the old soldiers "bumped off" the commander of their battalion in the heat of battle. That commander had been a vile creature who humiliated both soldiers and officers, treating them cruelly for no reason. Here is an example, to give you some idea of what that insect was like. In his battalion, there was one soldier, [a Jew named] Grinberg, who used a grenade to blow himself up along with twelve Germans, in a dugout that they had captured. The company superior cautiously suggested that he be posthumously nominated for the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. In response, the battalion commander said "There is [simply] one less Jew!" Some of his own men shot him; the whole battalion knew about this, but no one gave them away.''https://iremember.ru/memoirs/pekhotintsi/golbraykh-efim-abelevich