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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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"My Lost Childhood"

New Online Exhibition on Children's Homes for Holocaust Survivors

Yona Kobo

Through a range of artifacts, documents and video testimonies almost all from Yad Vashem's Collections, "My Lost Childhood" tells the story of seven children's homes established after the war for child Holocaust survivors in Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany and France. 

The smiling faces in photographs mask profound depths of pain, trauma and grief
The smiling faces in photographs mask profound depths of pain, trauma and grief

Eight-year-old "Lolek," Israel Meir Lau (later Chief Rabbi of Israel and Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council) on deck at Marseille in the arms of Simone Chaumet, who came to bid farewell to the "Buchenwald boys" she had taken care of in Écouis
Eight-year-old "Lolek," Israel Meir Lau (later Chief Rabbi of Israel and Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council) on deck at Marseille in the arms of Simone Chaumet, who came to bid farewell to the "Buchenwald boys" she had taken care of in Écouis

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