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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬08:30-14:00

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.

Drive to Yad Vashem:
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Opening Ceremony

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaking at the official state ceremony marking Holocaust Martrys' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

Acting President of the State of Israel Dalia Itzik speaking at the official state ceremony marking Holocaust Martrys' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Mr. Joseph (Tommy) Lapid speaking on behalf of the survivors during the official state ceremony marking Holocaust Martrys' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, lights the torch during ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

Soldiers stand at attention during the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Zanne Farbstein lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Mordechai (Motke) Wiesel lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor David Gur lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Yaacov (Jacki) Handeli, one of the designated torchlighters, lights a torch during the ceremony

Holocaust survivor David Gur lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Manya Brodeski-Titelman lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Ya’akov Janek Hollaender lights one of the six torches at the ceremony