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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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From Vilen's wartime diary, on his uncle Abram's send-off to the Red Army.

Vilen's relative Abram, the husband of his aunt Sara, was drafted into the Red Army from the Bashkirian kolkhoz where the Sadovskiis lived. Vilen Sadovskii wrote about their parting.

"August 5, 1942… You have been in remote Bashkiria, in a far-off, half-savage village, with no close relatives, no friends to exchange a few words with and unburden your heart to; a place where you are an ethnic alien, a man without a homeland. The poor peoples – and the Jewish people in particular – how much it has to suffer! What have you done to earn the scorn of other peoples, whom you regarded as your equals? So many Jews have perished under Hitler's rule – and, in case of his victory, I am sure that Jewish blood will flow like a river throughout Russia… How I wanted to cry when Abrasha took out a button of [his daughter] Zina's shoe out of his rag purse! [Abram's family had perished in Minsk]. The only relic of his daughter! And Sara was no longer among the living!".Vilen Sadovskii, Pisma iz vechnosti, ed. Maren Sadovskii, Jerusalem: Tsur Ot, 2010, p. 88