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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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"White Coats in the Ghetto"

Jewish Medicine in Poland during the Holocaust

Leah Goldstein

During the summer months, White Coats in the Ghetto: Jewish Medicine in Poland during the Holocaust – a research study by Dr. Miriam Offer, Senior Lecturer in the Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee College – was published in English. The book traces the work of the medical staff and leaders of the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust, and how they dealt with the professional, moral and logistical challenges in the fields of medicine and ethics, within a broad historical context.

Nurses at work in the Warsaw ghetto’s ophthalmology department Yad Vashem Archives
Nurses at work in the Warsaw ghetto’s ophthalmology department Yad Vashem Archives

A sign in German and Polish on a building in the ghetto prohibiting entry and exit due to an epidemic. Yad Vashem Archives
A sign in German and Polish on a building in the ghetto prohibiting entry and exit due to an epidemic. Yad Vashem Archives

White Coats in the Ghetto
White Coats in the Ghetto

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