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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.

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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Canada Minister of Justice - Prof. Irwin Cotler

 As I rise to speak, I am reminded of the words of the Cantor during the Yom Lippur service- הנני העני ממעש' I am inadequate in word and in deed, for I have neither the wisdom of the scholar nor the experience if the survivor. I only know what my parents tought me as a young boy. The profoundity and pain of which I only realized years later - that there are things in Jewish history - human history - that are too terrible to be believed but not too terrible to have happened.

Indeed, the horror of the Holocaust - of the death camps - is beyond vocabulary. Words may sometimes ease the pain but they can also dwarf the enormity of the horror. for the Holocaust was 'uniquely unique' in the singularity of its intent and its consequences - a genocidal war against the Jews where as Elie Wiesel reminds us, not all victims were Jews, but all Jews were victims. And so on this 60th Anniversary of Remembrance, we must ask ourselves, what have we learned? What must we do?