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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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An Unbreakable Bond

Witnesses, Educators and the Generations to Come

Leah Goldstein

Years before Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies opened its doors in the early 1990s, educational staff realized the importance – if not centrality – of firsthand witness testimony in Holocaust teaching and commemoration.

On the eve of his retirement from Yad Vashem after more than thirty years of dedication to the development of impactful educational seminars across the globe, Ephraim Kaye, Director of the Jewish World and International Seminars Department at the International School, gave an overview of the development of this critical component of Holocaust education.

Holocaust survivor and artist Yehuda Bacon speaking at Yad Vashem’s 2018 International Educators Conference
Holocaust survivor and artist Yehuda Bacon speaking at Yad Vashem’s 2018 International Educators Conference

Ephraim Kaye embraces Holocaust survivor Frieda Kliger in the foyer of the Reading Room, Yad Vashem, June 2018
Ephraim Kaye embraces Holocaust survivor Frieda Kliger in the foyer of the Reading Room, Yad Vashem, June 2018

Holocaust survivor Mirjam Bolle being interviewed at the World Holocaust Forum, Yad Vashem, January 2020
Holocaust survivor Mirjam Bolle being interviewed at the World Holocaust Forum, Yad Vashem, January 2020

Holocaust survivor Avraham Carmi giving a workshop at the Conference for Israeli Educators, Yad Vashem, July 2015
Holocaust survivor Avraham Carmi giving a workshop at the Conference for Israeli Educators, Yad Vashem, July 2015

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