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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.

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Coming Full Circle: Stained-Glass Windows Adorn a Synagogue Once Again

Some eighty years since the onset of WWII and the atrocities committed against the Jewish people by Nazi Germany and their collaborators, a set of colorful stained-glass windows that once adorned the synagogue in Assen, Holland, have come full circle and now hang in another Jewish house of prayer: Yad Vashem's Synagogue on the Mount of Remembrance.

Stained-glass windows, from Assen, Holland, now in the Yad Vashem Synagogue
Stained-glass windows, from Assen, Holland, now in the Yad Vashem Synagogue

The synagogue in Assen, northern Netherlands
The synagogue in Assen, northern Netherlands

Heintje van Oosten with her children Gonda, Leo and Johanna, in their home in Assen before the war.  Yad Vashem Archives
Heintje van Oosten with her children Gonda, Leo and Johanna, in their home in Assen before the war. Yad Vashem Archives

The “stumbling block” memorial plaques placed in front of the van Oosten family home
The “stumbling block” memorial plaques placed in front of the van Oosten family home

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