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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 2022

Holocaust Education – The International School for Holocaust Studies

  • 169,100 students and youth from Israel and abroad participated in seminars and other learning programs. Among them were 93,200 from Israel and 75,900 from abroad. The activities took place via both virtual platforms and traditional in-person settings.
  • 57,500 teachers and opinion-shapers participated in educational activities – online and in-person – of the International School. Among them 10,000 were from Israel and 47,500 from abroad.  
  • 117,00 soldiers and officers of the IDF and other Israeli security forces participated in seminars and training days. Among them 21,800 participated in activities at the new Yad Vashem Education Center for Holocaust Remembrance on the Ariel Sharon IDF Training Base in the Negev from Israel.
  • More than 6.4 million views on various platforms were registered during 2022 for educational content, including videos, podcasts and learning environments. Of them, 132,000 were for podcast downloads.

Research and Publications – The International Institute for Holocaust Research

  • The Research Institute held 2 international conferences, 6 international research workshops, 3 seminars, 7 book launches and 17 seminars for Holocaust scholars.
  • 9 senior researchers from Israel and abroad participated the International Institute's program for research fellows. 4 special grants were awarded to support scholars in Ukraine.
  • 100 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. 3 scholarships were awarded by the Institute's Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
  • 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 Professor Rebecca Clifford of Durham University, England, for her publication Survivors: Children's Lives After the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2020).
  • 34 new publications were released by Yad Vashem: 18 research studies (among them 4 volumes of Yad Vashem Studies) and 10 memoirs, as well as 6 diaries and other archival publications.

Artworks and Artifacts

  • 1,180 artifacts and 400 works of art were added to Yad Vashem’s Collections. The Artifacts Collection now holds 44,600 items and the Art Collection comprises 13,650 pieces.
  • 400 exhibition kits of 11 different exhibitions in the ready2print format were ordered and displayed in countries around the world in a variety of languages.

Righteous Among the Nations 

  • 270 individuals were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. At the end of 2022, over 28,000 individuals had been awarded the title.

Visits and Commemorative Events

  • 550,000 people visited Yad Vashem in 2022.
  • 39,600 individuals attended 460 online lectures for the general public.
  • 2,900 individuals attended 5 online screenings accompanied by a short lecture as part of the sixth season of Yad Vashem's Film Club.
  • 1,550 individuals participated in 17 courses (and lecture series).
  • 1,050 Twinning Kits were sent to Bnei Mitzvah in Israel and abroad.
  • 62 events and memorial services were conducted, including the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies. A majority of these were held in conjunction with Holocaust survivor and next-generation organizations.
  • 2,500 general public inquiries were answered.
  • 1,400 media inquiries were answered.

Internet Activity

  • 7.4 million visits from 240 countries and territories were recorded on the Yad Vashem website during 2022.
  • 10,480 individuals joined Yad Vashem's Instagram account. At the end of 2022, the total number of followers stood at 106,000.
  • 8,900 new followers joined Yad Vashem's Facebook page. At the end of 2022, the total number of followers was 238,000.
  • 11,380 individuals joined Yad Vashem's Twitter accounts. As of December 2022, 111,000 individuals were following Yad Vashem on Twitter in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.
  • 75.4 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.


  • 4 million pages of Holocaust-era documentation were gathered by Yad Vashem. To date, Yad Vashem’s Archives, contain some 224 million pages of documentation.
  • 2 international workshops were held for archival experts, 3 conferences for Israeli archivists and 10 workshops to introduce researchers and the general public to the wealth of material available in the archival collections.
  • 70 films were added to the collection of archival footage which now includes 3,500 films.
  • 300 films from a variety of genres were added to the collection of the Visual Center which now includes over 10,200 new and classic films. 
  • 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 190,000 titles in 69 languages, including 166,000 book titles, 4,000 journals, 14,000 scholarly articles, maps and sheet music.
  • 600 Holocaust survivor testimonies were filmed and recorded in the homes of Holocaust survivors. The Archives currently house 134,100 video, audio and written testimonies.
  • 10,200 images were added to the Photo Archive. Yad Vashem currently houses 535,000 photographs, including over 205,000 attached to Pages of Testimony and housed in the Hall of Names.
  • 21,380 public inquiries for archival information were answered: 10,300 were for archival information, 10,400 for updates and additions to the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, 460 for information regarding the Holocaust and cinema, and 220 for reference assistance in the Library.
  • 29,800 items – documents, diaries, photographs, artifacts and artworks – were collected from 1,030 people as part of the national "Gathering the Fragments" campaign to rescue personal items from the Holocaust era. 367,500 items have been received from 15,800 individuals, since the project was launched in April 2011.
  • 46,000 additional names of Holocaust victims were gathered from Pages of Testimony and other resources.
  • 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  ̶  2.8 million names  ̶  is from  Pages of Testimony.
  • 1,800 pages of documentation were preserved in the Conservation Laboratory, including 113 photographs.
  • 350,000 pages of documentation were made accessible online.
  • 267,000 pages of documentation and 6,000 photographs were scanned as part of the Archives' Digitization Project.