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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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the poem "Before the Attack"

One sings before one goes to die,

And, prior to that,

one may cry.

For the most frightful part of combat

Is the tense wait for the attack.

The snows are covered with mine craters,

And blackened with the dust of mines.

A blast —

another friend has died.

It means that death has passed me by.

But now, it seems, my turn has come,

And I alone am being hunted.

I curse you, nineteen forty-one —

You, troopers frozen in the snow.

I seem to have become a magnet,

And all the mines are drawn to me.

A blast —

and the lieutenant's gurgling.

And death has passed me by again.

But onward!

We can wait no longer,

And we are led across the trenches

By our frost-bitten enmity,

Which pierces necks with bayonet thrusts.

There was a brief melee.

And then,

We quenched our hearts with icy vodka,

And I took up my knife to clean

My fingernails of foreign blood.

1942