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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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Children in the Holocaust

Leah Goldstein

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 which appear across the Yad Vashem website as part of other online presentations on a variety of Holocaust-related topics. In addition, the new exhibition brings testimonies from survivors who shared their childhood experiences from before, during and immediately after the Holocaust.

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

Dollhouse created by Leah Burnstein, Debrecen ghetto, Hungary
Dollhouse created by Leah Burnstein, Debrecen ghetto, Hungary

Petr Ginz (1928 - 1944), "Street in Theresienstadt," Terezin ghetto
Petr Ginz (1928 - 1944), "Street in Theresienstadt," Terezin ghetto

The last letter of Hersch Paluch, Końskie ghetto
The last letter of Hersch Paluch, Końskie ghetto

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