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Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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

"They Say there is a Land" Longings for Eretz Israel during the Holocaust

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

Illegal immigrants on the deck of the Pan York on the day they arrived in Israel, August 14, 1948

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"

Painting by the youth Pesach Gregas (today Hagai Gari) in a workbook that he received in the Poppendorf camp after the return of the Exodus to Germany.

"… I drew the ship breaking through the blockade to Eretz Israel… and wrote 'Exodus from Europe 1947,' which is the name of Exodus in Hebrew." From the testimony of Hagai Gari

Visitor 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"

“My dream is to get to Eretz Israel“ — Drawing created by Hilda Regina Cimet for her mother‘s birthday influenced by the period the family spent in Benghazi, Libya, after they fled Germany on their way to Eretz Israel

The drawing expresses Regina‘s longing to arrive in the Holy Land with her family as soon as possible — “like the flight of a bird“ — in a plane, where her relatives, who had immigrated during the 1930s, would receive them. She imagines the airport in Tel Aviv with Israeli airline planes and a great crowd, among them natives of the land, coming to greet the family. The drawing took form as the family were forced to remain in Benghazi for months of uncertainty as to when they could sail for Eretz Israel. Five years would pass before the family arrived in Israel. Regina told about the period spent in the Benghazi jail.

Holocaust survivor Moshe Froumine at the opening of 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"