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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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Highlights of Yad Vashem’s Activities in 2021

Holocaust Education – The International School for Holocaust Studies

  • 111,300 students from Israel and abroad, from both informal and formal educational frameworks, participated in seminars and other learning programs. The activities took place via both virtual platforms and traditional in-person settings.
  • 28,600 teachers from Israel and abroad participated in educational activities – online and in-person – of the International School. The School held 592 seminars, 51 training days and 15 international seminars.
  • 111,600 soldiers and officers of the IDF and other Israeli security forces participated in seminars and training days, some of them online.
  • 14,500 opinion-shapers from Israel and abroad participated in seminars and training days.
  • 30,000 individuals from around the globe participated in various online activities, most of them in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). More than 152,000 individuals have taken part in the courses since their launch.
  • More than 6 million views on various platforms were registered during 2021 for educational content, including videos, podcasts and learning environments. More than 27 million views have been recorded for the International School's content since it went online.

Research and Publications – The International Institute for Holocaust Research

  • The International Institute for Holocaust Research granted the annual Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research in Memory of Benny and Tilly Joffe z”l to two recipients this year: Prof. Eliyana R. Adler of Pennsylvania State University for her publication Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 2020), and to Dr. Leon Saltiel of the University of Macedonia for his book The Holocaust in Thessaloniki: Reactions to the Anti-Jewish Persecution, 1942–1943 (Routledge, 2020).
  • The Research Institute held 2 international conferences, 6 international research workshops, 7 book launches and 6 seminars for Holocaust scholars.
  • 11 senior researchers from Israel and abroad participated the International Institute's program for research fellows.
  • 135 lectures were delivered by the Institute's researchers in a variety of events and forums in Israel and abroad.
  • 16 awards were granted to Master's and Doctoral students studying in Israel, and 4 scholarships were awarded by the Institute's Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
  • 28 new publications were released by Yad Vashem: 15 research studies (among them 4 volumes of Yad Vashem Studies) and 5 memoirs, as well as 8 diaries and other archival publications.

Artworks and Artifacts

  • 400 artifacts and 580 works of art were added to Yad Vashem’s Collections. The Artifacts Collection now holds 43,300 items and the Art Collection comprises 13,250 pieces.
  • 240 exhibition kits of 9 different exhibitions in the ready2print format were ordered and displayed in countries around the world in a variety of languages.

Righteous Among the Nations

  • 296 individuals were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. At the end of 2021, over 28,000 individuals had been awarded the title.

Visits and Commemorative Events

  • 140,000 people visited Yad Vashem in 2021.
  • 85,000 individuals attended 490 online lectures for the general public.
  • 335 Twinning Kits were sent to Bnei Mitzvah in Israel and abroad.
  • 61 events and memorial services were conducted, mostly online, including the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies. A majority of these were held in conjunction with Holocaust survivor and next-generation organizations.
  • 3,600 individuals attended 5 online screenings accompanied by a short lecture as part of the fifth season of Yad Vashem's Film Club.
  • 1,800 general public inquiries were answered.
  • 900 media inquiries were answered.

Internet Activity

  • 6.5 million visits from 233 countries and territories were recorded on the Yad Vashem website during 2021.
  • 61.7 million video views have been recorded on Yad Vashem's YouTube channels in English, Hebrew, Arabic, German, Russian, Spanish, French and Farsi since their launch.
  • 18,400 new followers joined Yad Vashem's Facebook page. At the end of 2021, the total number of followers was 229,070.
  • 6,780 individuals joined Yad Vashem's Twitter accounts. As of December 2021, 99,090 individuals were following Yad Vashem on Twitter in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.
  • 28,730 individuals joined Yad Vashem's Instagram account. At the end of 2021, the total number of followers stood at 96,080.


  • 2.7 million pages of Holocaust-era documentation were gathered by Yad Vashem. To date, Yad Vashem’s Archives, contain some 220 million pages of documentation.
  • 222,700 pages of documentation were scanned as part of the Archives' Digitization Project.
  • Over 4,800,000 names of Holocaust victims, more than three-quarters of the Jewish men, women and children murdered during the Holocaust, are now documented in Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names, all accessible online. The source of more than half the total number of names in the online Names Database is from over 2.8 million Pages of Testimony.
  • 37,000 additional names of Holocaust victims were gathered, all of them from Pages of Testimony.
  • 21,690 items – documents, diaries, photographs, artifacts and artworks – were collected from 850 people as part of the national "Gathering the Fragments" campaign to rescue personal items from the Holocaust era. 337,700 items have been received from 14,790 individuals, since the project was launched in April 2011.
  • 8,200 images were added to the Photo Archive. Yad Vashem currently houses 520,000 photographs, including over 200,000 attached to Pages of Testimony and housed in the Hall of Names.
  • 500 Holocaust survivor testimonies were filmed and recorded in the homes of Holocaust survivors. The Archives currently house 133,500 video, audio and written testimonies.
  • 33,600 public inquiries for archival information were answered.
  • 11,500 documentation pages were preserved, and 2,800 document pages were restored.
  • 5,000 titles were added to Yad Vashem's Library. The world's most comprehensive collection of published material about the Holocaust now holds some 184,000 titles in 69 languages.
  • 460 films from a variety of genres were catalogued, and the searchable online film catalogue now includes 13,500 titles. Over 10,000 films are available for viewing at the Visual Center. 
  • More than 450 inquiries and requests for information regarding cinema and the Holocaust were answered.