During the Holocaust period, those who were deported from their homes, escaped, or went into hiding often underwent heart-wrenching parting moments from parents, children, siblings, partners, relatives and friends. Most had no idea that this would be the last time they would see each other, that these would be the last words they exchanged, or that what their eyes beheld would be their last glimpse of one other. Objects exchanged during those last moments later became laden with significance, imbued with the memory of a beloved figure who never came back, alongside the poignant recollection of that last farewell.
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.