In 1941, Yoshko Indig (Josef Itai), a young madrich (counsellor) in the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement, set out with a group of orphaned Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Yugoslavia on a four-year-long rescue journey. The journey took the group through occupied Yugoslavia and Italy and into neutral Switzerland, until he and the children finally reached the shores of the Land of Israel at the end of the war. Along the way, Indig was aided by two other Jewish rescuers, Aron Menczer and Goffredo Pacifici. All three of them risked their lives to save the children.
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.