During the Holocaust, Jewish parents sometimes faced the impossible decision of parting from their children and delivering them into the arms of strangers in order to save them. In other cases, they had to endure difficult conditions under the paralyzing fear of being caught, and the need to keep silent made the situation tremendously difficult. Despite these hardships, the terrible traumas that marked their childhood and the loss of family members, those children who survived endeavored to rebuild their lives and contribute to society – some of them excelling in their professions, as justices, doctors, teachers, human rights activists, politicians and more. A few survivors have even won global accolades for their contributions to humankind, including the Nobel Prize.
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.