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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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July 1944: Nakhman Dushanskii arriving in the area of the Kaunas ghetto in Slobodka.

"… [The Lithuanians] told us that, a week ago, the Germans had taken the remnants of the ghetto Jews to concentration camps in Germany. One of the Lithuanians told me that there were still Jews who had hidden away during the ghetto evacuation, and continued to live underground. He pointed to a house. I ran up, saw a wall blocked by a cabinet, and heard some voices behind it. I fired a shot into the air and shouted – 'People, go out! The Red Army has arrived! You are free! You will live!' I shouted in Russian and Lithuanian, but there was no response from the 'vault'. Then I started shouting in Yiddish – 'Jews! Get out! We are Russian soldiers!' I heard a voice from there – 'Nakhman! Is it you?' It was my former neighbor from Šiauliai, Hitl Vaisman-Bereznitska, who recognized my voice. 17 people left the secret refuge. These were surviving underground fighters of the Kaunas ghetto: bedraggled, exhausted, and hungry. We helped them to the best of our ability: fed them, found a bale of cloth near a burning factory and gave it to them, found some shoes for them, and took them from Slobodka to the city, housing them in abandoned apartments. The next day, Jewish partisans entered the city. And then I went to the Ninth Fort, in which the Germans had killed many tens of thousands of Jews and Soviet prisoners of war. On that day, while looking at the death pits, I vowed to myself that I would not rest, and would go on destroying all these torturers and executioners, until I have avenged my dead family and all the murdered Lithuanian Jews. And whereas, until that day, I had thought of myself as an NKVD man and communist officer first, and a Jew second, now everything had changed, and I said: I am a Jew, first and foremost, and everything else is not so important to me. And I vowed to myself that I would not rest from the task of avenging my people, of which only a handful had survived in Lithuania, until each and every killer lies in his grave, or rots in the snows of Kolyma...".https://iremember.ru/memoirs/nkvd-i-smersh/dushanskiy-nakhman-noakhovich/