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Visiting Info
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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Press Releases 2003

12/03/2003

The Last Expression – Art and Auschwitz

Yad Vashem Participates in Exhibition of Holocaust Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
24/04/2003

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, 28-29/4/03

Central Theme and Events at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
27/04/2003

Yad Vashem Marks 50 Years Since Its Inception

Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev: “Yad Vashem Will Significantly Expand its Educational Activities to Ensure the Memory of the Shoah Among the Next Generation; “New Museum Complex To Open Within a Year and a Half”
29/05/2003

Germany renews contract to finance ongoing archival project with Yad Vashem

More than 4 million documents already received
15/06/2003

Yad Vashem Responds to Romanian Government’s statement that “There was no Holocaust in Romania”

The following is a response to the Associated Press' article of Friday, June 13, "Romania Denies Domestic Holocaust":
17/06/2003

Following the Romanian Government’s declaration denying that there was a Holocaust within its borders;

Chairman of Yad Vashem In a cutting letter to Romanian Minister of Education “This is a historical falsity, which raises grave doubts as to the sincerity of your intentions to begin a true grappling with the past.”At present time, Yad Vashem is publishing a new volume of research regarding the massacre of Jews in Jassy
29/06/2003

Romanian Ambassador to Chairman of Yad Vashem in a meeting today:

“PM of Romania has promised to investigate who is guilty in releasing false information relating to the Holocaust in Romania; the new Romanian Minister of Education will visit Yad Vashem”The Chairman of Yad Vashem calls for the Romanian government to join the 15-member International Task Force for Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research
27/07/2003

Following Remarks by Romanian President Ion Iliescu:

Yad Vashem Will Work Towards the Establishment of an International Commission of Inquiry to Investigate the Holocaust Period in RomaniaChairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Raises the Issue in a Letter to Romanian President
04/08/2003

Romanian Ambassador to Israel Announced Romania Will Send Politicians to Yad Vashem for an Educational Seminar on the Holocaust in Romania

Ambassador Ensured Chairman That Romania Will Establish an International Holocaust Commission
11/09/2003

Next Week Yad Vashem Opens its Jubilee Year

Throughout the year new projects and activities will be held to commemorate the Holocaust today and into the future
16/09/2003

Evening Marking Yad Vashem’s 50th Year to Take Place Tomorrow in the Presence of the Israeli President and PM

The Jubilee Year will Feature the Theme “Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future”
21/10/2003

In an Urgent Letter to the Secretary General of the UN, the Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Cautions: The Malaysian Prime Minister’s Antisemitic Statements Are Chillingly Reminiscent of Other, Evil Times

Chairman: In the 20th Century, Humanity Learned That the Leap from Words to Genocide is Short - Yad Vashem Offers Its Assistance in An Educational Initiative to Fight Hate and Racism
22/10/2003

Following Yad Vashem’s Initiative, the President of Romania Will Announce the Establishment of an International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania

Commission is Chaired by Elie Wiesel, Working Group Includes Leading Researchers from Yad Vashem and Other Institutions
23/10/2003

Yad Vashem to Recognize Hans von Dohnanyi as a Righteous Among the Nations

Award to Be Presented to His Children in Germany
28/10/2003

Chairman of Yad Vashem Directorate to Lead Delegation at Cornerstone Ceremony for New Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Ukraine

Avner Shalev to Lead International Delegation of Memorial Museums, Ghetto Prisoners, and War Veterans - Facility is First of Its Kind in Former USSR
12/11/2003

Yad Vashem Responds to Antisemitic Remarks by Greek Composer and Subsequent Silence of Government Ministers

Following Unchallenged Statement that the Jewish People is “the Root of All Evil”, Chairman Shalev Calls on Mikis Theodorakis to Visit Yad Vashem
12/11/2003

Zionist General Council (Vaad Hapoel) to Hold its Closing Session at Yad Vashem

Session to Honor of Yad Vashem’s 50th Year
16/11/2003

November 17 at the GA: Exclusive Pilot Launch of Yad Vashem’s Online Central Database of Holocaust Victims’ Names

Special Guests Include US Ambassador to Israel, UJC National Major Gifts Chairman, and Venture Capitalist
02/12/2003

Yad Vashem Responds to EU Report on Antisemitism

Calls for Action Based on Findings, Ready to Assist in Increased Educational Initiatives
09/12/2003

Yad Vashem to Recognize Luiz Martins de Souza Dantas as a Righteous Among the Nations

Brazilian Diplomat Saved Hundreds of Jews During the Holocaust Ceremony on December 10 at 12:30 PM at Yad Vashem
21/12/2003

Yad Vashem Reunites Brother and Sister After 67 Years

Holocaust Survivors Live 90 Minutes from Each Other in Israel, Thought Each Other Murdered by Nazis