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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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Opening Ceremony of Holocaust Remembrance Day to Be Broadcast Live on www.yadvashem.org

13 April 2007

The Official Opening Ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day will take place on Sunday, April 15, at 20:00, at the Warsaw Ghetto Square, Yad Vashem. It will be broadcast live on Yad Vashem’s website.

The Yad Vashem website is visited by millions of people every year. In the first three months of 2007, more than 1.5 million visitors have been logged, averaging about 17,300 visits a day. In 2006, some 4.5 million visitors, from over 200 countries, explored the site (which includes the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names).

Material and Information for Holocaust Remembrance Day Available Online

In advance of Holocaust Remembrance Day Yad Vashem launched a special mini-website, "Bearing Witness". The mini-site includes information on this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day theme, Bearing Witness, as well as information for names reading ceremonies, “Unto Every Person There is a Name”, links to relevant material, video testimonies and more. A special mini-site for educators has been uploaded by the International School for Holocaust Studies including lesson plans and ideas for ceremonies.

A related, new online exhibition “Witness to the Holocaust - the Oneg Shabbat Archives” explores the most significant collection of sources in the world documenting the Holocaust -- sources that were created, gathered, and written by the victims themselves, in real time, at the moment when they were experiencing the horrors. The exhibit includes original archival footage, video testimonies, photos, diaries, documents, and more.

The Yad Vashem website includes information in Hebrew, English, Russian, Farsi. An Arabic section is in development. Educational material is available in Croatian, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Romanian, Flemish and Czech.