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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.

Drive to Yad Vashem:
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From Zalmans Jakubs's memoirs.

"Our train #43123 was racing westward… On the night of May 9, 1945, we were awakened from our deep slumber by the sound of heavy banging on the car door… When we managed to open it, we heard the jubilant voice of an officer:

– Dear comrades! From the depth of my heart, I am congratulating you upon the victory! Germany has sur-ren-der-ed unconditionally!

He said something more, but it was inaudible. The people, barefoot and only partly dressed, had jumped down from their bunks and were shouting 'Hurrah!' and embracing one another…

And now, we are in Berlin – in the den of Hitlerism, crushed and overthrown. I am stepping on German soil with a double feeling of pride – as a fighter in the battle against Nazism (having been wounded twice) and as a Jew, [a representative of] the people that the Nazis had decided to obliterate, using the most sophisticated and beastly methods".Zalmans Jakubs, "Privet iz Berlina", in Dinaburg, May 4, 1995, n.p.