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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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"The Greatest Honor of My Life"

New Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan

Leah Goldstein

At the end of the summer, Israel's government approved the appointment of Dani Dayan as the new Chairman of Yad Vashem. Dayan, 65, was born in Argentina to a family originating from Eastern Europe, and served most recently as Consul General of Israel in New York. In a special interview for Yad Vashem Jerusalem Magazine, Dayan outlined his initial feelings on this appointment, as well as his understanding of Yad Vashem and its role for the Jewish people and humanity around the world.

New Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan
New Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan

Dani Dayan with Holocaust survivors Berthe Badehi and Jacob Weksler
Dani Dayan with Holocaust survivors Berthe Badehi and Jacob Weksler

Dani Dayan with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the balcony of the Holocaust History Museum, October 2021
Dani Dayan with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the balcony of the Holocaust History Museum, October 2021

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