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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.

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Featured Articles from the Yad Vashem Magazine

On this section, you will find a selection of articles that originally appeared in the "Yad Vashem Jerusalem" magazine. To read any edition in its entirety, please click here >>>


Rendering of the Shoah Heritage Campus Garden

Everlasting Memory. New Shoah Heritage Campus to be built at Yad Vashem

"As I stand on the border between life and death, certain that I will not remain alive, I wish to take leave from my friends and my works… My works I bequeath to the Jewish museum to be built after the war. Farewell, my friends. Farewell, the Jewish people. Never again allow such a catastrophe."From the Last Will and Testament of Gela Seksztajn, 1 August 1942On the precipice of death,... Read more


Hand-drawn map created by Yaakov Branopolsky depicting the murder site of his parents Golda and Avraham Branopolsky in their hometown of Novogeorgievsk, Ukraine, January 1942

Until the Last Name: Searching for Identities of Holocaust Victims in Eastern Europe

Today, the names of some 4,800,000 of the six million victims of the Holocaust have been commemorated at Yad Vashem. A large part of the more than one million still-unknown names belong to Jews living in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust, and until the breakup of the USSR, no one in the region commemorated the victims or tried to ascertain their identities. ... Read more


Yad Vashem Council Chairman Rabbi Israel Meir Lau (left) points to himself as a young boy in a photograph of a liberation ceremony at Buchenwald, displayed in Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum

From Generation to Generation: First-Ever Educational Seminar for Communal Rabbis

Public surveys have indicated that the Shoah is one of the topics that engage and interest a significant percentage of the Jewish community, regardless of their affiliation. The Jewish World Section at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies responded to this has demand by holding its first-ever seminar for communal rabbis and adult education teachers during the summer of 2019.... Read more

Rescue by Jews

Yochai Cohen illustrated his talk on Jewish partisan women rescuers with historical photos of Lonka Kozibrodska, Bella Chazan, Tema Sznajderman, Haika Grossman, Tosia Altman, Zivia Lubetkin

Women of Valor: Female Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust

Gisi Fleischmann, Anna Braude Heller, and Luba Bielicka Blum – these are the names of three Jewish women who worked selflessly and tirelessly to save fellow Jews during the Holocaust. The stories of these women and others were recounted at a recent symposium held at Yad Vashem, entitled “If You Remain Silent at this Time” (Book of Esther, 14:4) – on the subject of female Jewish... Read more

New Online

Online Exhibition “Suddenly the Skies Darkened. 1939: Jewish Families on the Brink of War"

“Suddenly the Skies Darkened”. 1939: Jewish Families on the Brink of War

"The time is now 4 p.m. The cannon fire hasn't ceased for the last 20 hours. Artillery shells explode every second, and the shrapnel falls like a hail of steel. Whistling, bombardments, the noise of machine guns and the thundering of the airplanes overhead reverberate in the air and increase our terror. Our ears and heads ache. We can't hear each other talk. Only boom, boom, boom! Another... Read more


Rare and Remarkable

Rare and Remarkable

New accounts of Holocaust survival against all odds come to light almost daily, and it is likely that films will be made about many of them. In recent years, rescue is a significant narrative in the world of Holocaust cinema.... Read more


"I Suddenly Felt I Was No Longer Myself"

"I Suddenly Felt I Was No Longer Myself"

“The new decree is exceptional. No one was in a hurry to obey it, putting it off to the very last minute. The decree itself does not cause any physical pain, nor does it involve great expense… No! Better to shut oneself up at home for an entire year than to become a subject of mockery! Not to go out wearing a yellow badge on your clothes, a target for scorn, derision, humiliation.”From... Read more

Righteous Among the Nations

Israel Academy Cyclists participating in the Giro championship ending their Memorial Ride through Yad Vashem in the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations

"A Champion of Life". Commemorative Israeli Citizenship Conferred Upon Italian Righteous Gino Bartali

On 2 May 2018, as part of the events leading up to the Giro d'Italia Cycling Race's "Big Start," Yad Vashem hosted participants of the Israel Cycling Academy and leadership of the Giro d' Italia at an event posthumously bestowing Commemorative Citizenship of the State of Israel on Righteous Among the Nations Gino Bartali.... Read more