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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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"They Say There Is a Land": Longings for Eretz Israel during the Holocaust

Vivian Uria

Marking 70 years since the establishment of the State of Israel, Yad Vashem opened a new exhibition in May 2018, entitled "They Say There is a Land: Longings for Eretz Israel during the Holocaust." The exhibition tells how Jews yearned for Eretz Israel during and immediately following the Shoah in the years 1933-1948 – from the rise of the Nazi party to power in Germany, through the outbreak of WWII and the destruction of European  Jewry, and until the end of the war and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Visitors at the exhibition "They Say There Is a Land - Longings for Eretz Israel during the Holocaust"
Visitors at the exhibition "They Say There Is a Land - Longings for Eretz Israel during the Holocaust"

Hana Gottesman, Berlin, 1920s
Hana Gottesman, Berlin, 1920s

The essay Hana wrote about an imaginary visit to Eretz Israel, for which she won a trip to the Holy Land in 1936
The essay Hana wrote about an imaginary visit to Eretz Israel, for which she won a trip to the Holy Land in 1936

Illegal immigrants on the deck of the "Pan York" on the day they arrived in Israel, 14 August 1948. Center, far right (with the hat) Holocaust survivor Yaacov (Jacki) Handeli
Illegal immigrants on the deck of the "Pan York" on the day they arrived in Israel, 14 August 1948. Center, far right (with the hat) Holocaust survivor Yaacov (Jacki) Handeli

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