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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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Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
The Opening Ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day

(from right to left)
Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres, Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin and his wife, President of the Supreme Court Dorit Beinisch and her husband

Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, lights the Memorial Torch during the ceremony
Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, lights the Memorial Torch during the ceremony

President Shimon Peres gives his address at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2010
President Shimon Peres gives his address at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2010

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives his address at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives his address at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day

Jakob Zim lights one of the six torches at the ceremony
Jakob Zim lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Chana Weiss gives the address on behalf of the survivors at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day
Chana Weiss gives the address on behalf of the survivors at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day