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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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"Traces of Life": The World of the Children

Nazi ideology not only blamed the Jewish people for the world's troubles, but also targeted every single Jewish child for annihilation – the most extreme expression of genocide. When the New Permanent Exhibition in Auschwitz-Birkenau was being devised, Yad Vashem approached world-acclaimed artist Michal Rovner to create a work for the space devoted to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered during the Shoah.

Artist Michal Rovner carefully traces over an original drawing on a scale of 1:1
Artist Michal Rovner carefully traces over an original drawing on a scale of 1:1

Artist Michal Rovner carefully traces over an original drawing on a scale of 1:1
Artist Michal Rovner working on her creation for the space dedicated to the 1.5 million children murdered during the Shoah
Artist Michal Rovner working on her creation for the space dedicated to the 1.5 million children murdered during the Shoah

Artist Michal Rovner working on her creation for the space dedicated to the 1.5 million children murdered during the Shoah
Fragments of original drawings by children during the Shoah copied onto the wall of the space dedicated to their memory
Fragments of original drawings by children during the Shoah copied onto the wall of the space dedicated to their memory

Fragments of original drawings by children during the Shoah copied onto the wall of the space dedicated to their memory
Artist Michal Rovner studied hundreds of original drawings and divided them into themes
Artist Michal Rovner studied hundreds of original drawings and divided them into themes

Artist Michal Rovner studied hundreds of original drawings and divided them into themes
"The children's drawings are the reflections of the life they were forced to leave behind"
"The children's drawings are the reflections of the life they were forced to leave behind"

"The children's drawings are the reflections of the life they were forced to leave behind"
"No artist could produce any better work on the topic of children during the Holocaust than what the children themselves had already created"
"No artist could produce any better work on the topic of children during the Holocaust than what the children themselves had already created"

"No artist could produce any better work on the topic of children during the Holocaust than what the children themselves had already created"
Different fragments of the children's drawings create a composition without telling a direct story
Different fragments of the children's drawings create a composition without telling a direct story

Different fragments of the children's drawings create a composition without telling a direct story
"In front of a piece of paper they had a freedom to express themselves and the way they saw reality"
"In front of a piece of paper they had a freedom to express themselves and the way they saw reality"

"In front of a piece of paper they had a freedom to express themselves and the way they saw reality"
"The children's families, homes and friends had been taken away from them"
"The children's families, homes and friends had been taken away from them"

"The children's families, homes and friends had been taken away from them"