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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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Yad Vashem reacts to Jean Marie Le Pen’s success in France's Presidential Primaries

22 April 2002

The electoral support for Jean Marie Le Pen is the latest signpost in a constellation of events in Europe that Yad Vashem views with concern.

Le Pen, a man with extreme xenophobic ideas who has trivialized the Holocaust, saying the gas chambers were just a detail of history, has gained the support of about one-fifth of the French electorate. At the same time antisemitic acts have become endemic throughout France and other parts of Europe. Part in parcel to this, Israel is being attacked in the media with loaded terms drawn from the lexicon of the Holocaust. Beyond being offensive, these appellations pervert and desecrate the Holocaust and its six million Jewish victims who were murdered in the heart of modern Europe.

Yad Vashem calls upon all Europeans to engage in a serious process of soul-searching. Why is this happening and toward what is it leading?