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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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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 >>>


Fela and David z”l Shapell at Yad Vashem, 2008

The David and Fela Shapell Family Collections Center

In May 2020, a formal agreement was signed between Yad Vashem and the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation to secure the Founding Gift of the new David and Fela Shapell Family Collections Center, which is currently under construction.The David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation has been a longstanding partner of Yad Vashem for many decades. Over several decades, the Shapell Family have been active... Read more


Restoration of the Red Cross symbol on “White Bus” no. 38

Restoration through Investigation: "The White Bus"

"The White Bus" at Yad Vashem stands as a tangible testimony to the rescue story of the Red Cross during the Holocaust. It recently underwent vital restoration work based on thorough investigation efforts by dedicated Museum staff.... Read more


Israeli police visit the Holocaust History Museum

On the Right Side of the Law

Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies is now well-recognized for its creative, accurate and tailor-made programs for teachers of the Holocaust around the world. Lately, however, it has expanded its range to target other professionals, including opinion-shapers, clergy, and members of the security forces.... Read more

New Online

Stefa Fromer (left) and Jasia Gandz (right), Otwock children's home, Poland

Children in the Holocaust

To mark International Children's Day, and to answer the high demand for material on the experience of Jewish children during the Shoah, Yad Vashem launched a new online exhibition in November 2019, entitled "Children in the Holocaust." The exhibition features children's toys, games, artworks, letters, diaries and albums, all carefully preserved in Yad Vashem's Collections, and... Read more


A Special Opportunity to Remember

A Special Opportunity to Remember

The Yad Vashem Twinning program was developed by Yad Vashem to instill the memory of Holocaust victims among Jewish youth in Israel and around the world. The young adults take part in the program within the framework of the symbolic stage of leaving childhood behind and becoming an adult – when they celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.... Read more

Rescue by Jews

The "Lenin" Partisan Brigade, active in the Zhetl region, Poland, during WWII. Yad Vashem Archives

Rescue at a Price: Dilemmas of Jews Trying to Rescue Fellow Jews

The story of the Bielous family in Zhetl (today’s Belarus) is an illustration of the unfathomable dilemmas faced by Jewish rescuers during WWII.... Read more


Dr. David Silberklang

Yad Vashem Studies

In January 2020, Senior Historian at Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research Dr. David Silberklang ended his position as Editor-in-Chief of Yad Vashem Studies, Yad Vashem's flagship academic journal. In a special interview for Yad Vashem Jerusalem, Dr. Silberklang reflected upon more than two decades in the position, and how the journal has become the leading source... Read more

Righteous Among the Nations

Coby Blom-de Groot (center) with Israel’s Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Naor Gilon (right) and Friends of Yad Vashem in the Netherlands Chairman David Simon (left). Courtesy: Embassy of Israel, Netherlands

"She was Deeply Loved": Diary Kept by the Daughter of Dutch Righteous

"In spite of the difficult circumstances, Moek looks good, all credit to Mom and Dad, who cared for Moek like they cared for me. They have been a father and mother to her."So wrote Coby (Jacoba) Blom-de Groot in the diary she kept while her parents gave refuge to 'Moeke' (Ria Gurfein), the infant daughter of Markus (Max) and Zilla Gurfein.... Read more