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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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The Interest of Senior Lieutenant Kulchinskii in the Jewish prayer book and some other matters.

"The commander of the rifle unit with which I served, Senior Lieutenant Kulchinskii was Jewish.… I told him that I had found a prayer book.

–'Can you read it?' he asked.

–'Of course,' I answered.

'Do you also understand what is written in it?' he added.

'Yes,' I said.

'Come to me in the evening,' - he asked, ' and read it to me…'

… I read several prayers to him and even translated them into Russian. To put it briefly, he was a warm Jew and the prayers found an echo in his heart: his eyes sparkled with joy and longing for what had been unknown to him. From reading, we proceeded to a conversation about the Land of Israel and Zionism, about the great Zionist venture, about aliya, and about the building of the Land despite all the difficulties. He became more and more excited and then suddenly exclaimed in a mixture of Yiddish and Russian: 'Gevalt, vu nemt men a yidishe gosudarstve [Hell, where can people get a Jewish state]?'

On the one hand, I was glad to hear such things, but on the other hand, I looked at him with surprise; he understood that I was suspicious– don't forget that this was during Stalin's time. He looked at me, took his Party member card from his pocket and said:

'You see, I am a Party member. Don't be afraid.' Menahem Sasover, Bebriha, bemistor uvehazit, Jerusalem, 1999, pp. 231-232.