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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-17:00
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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A meeting at the front.

"In one place …, an officer with the rank of lieutenant, accompanied by about twenty privates, approached my tank. The men were muddy, wet, dirty, and frozen. The officer turned to me … asking me to let his men get up on the rear part of the tank, i.e. , the engine cover, in order to warm their frozen bones a little and to dry out a bit. I don't know how this occurred to me, but I believed that I was seeing a Jewish officer. In those days, I knew already the code accepted among Jews, my word was: 'Amkho?' [Your people?], and the reply was 'Kmokho – amkho' [Like you – your people]. I resorted to this code and, thus, I learned that the officer was indeed Jewish, and that he had been drafted into the Red Army in 1940. He was glad to meet me, and obviously I let them [his men] get up onto my tank to warm up.… Mounted on the tank, they continued on their long way … until they joined their unit. Kaplan, that Jewish officer who rode on my tank in 1944, [later] also moved to Israel and, in the late 1960s, we met when both of us were officers of the Israeli Defense Forces…."ke Avni, Shalosh tahanot be-hayav shel hayal. Tel-Aviv: Bitan, 2001, pp. 156-157.