The artworks displayed here provide a glimpse into the treasures of Yad Vashem's Art Collection. These landscapes, cityscapes and views of daily life reveal the variety of styles, techniques and approaches of Jewish artists living in Europe prior to and during the Holocaust. Whether these artworks were created during peaceful times by Jewish men and women later murdered in the Holocaust, or were produced under Nazi persecution, they all convey the painters' artistic and aesthetic concerns. Some of the paintings and drawings allude to the cruel reality of life in the ghetto or concentration camp; others express the artists' longing to escape into the realm of beauty, yet all affirm the human creative impetus and love for life.
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.