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Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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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Recollections of Vladimir Ioffe

From the tale of the Orientalist Gita Gluskina, daughter of Mendel Gluskin, the Rabbi of Leningrad:

"After my father's death (Gluskin served as the rabbi of Leningrad after Katzenelenbogen's death), I did not attend a proper Passover Seder for about 10 years. In 1946 or 1947, when we lived in a tiny room on the fifth floor, sharing an apartment with ten other families, a boy came and told us that his mother was inviting us to attend a Seder. This boy was David (or Tevik, as she calls him to this day), the son of the Ioffe family… For over 30 years, the Gluskin sisters, Gita and Lia (first alone, and later with their husbands, the academic Orientalists Lev-Aryeh Vilsker and Iosif Amusin), invariably attended the Passover Seder at the hospitable table of the Ioffes." The head of the family, Vladimir Ilyich Ioffe, would read, chant, and comment on the Passover Haggadah. On the eve of Passover in 1979, when everyone had already been invited, they received a sudden phone call: Vladimir Ilyich had passed away."http://berkovich-zametki.com/Nomer37/Shalit1.htm