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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

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

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

Michael Goldman-Gilad gives the address on behalf of the survivors at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day

Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev lights the Memorial Torch during the ceremony

IDF soldiers stand at attention during the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Simha Applebaum lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Dina Büchler-Chen lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Andrei Calarasu lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Yona (Janek) Fuchs lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Chava Pressburger lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Avraham Aviel lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Violinists from the Keshet Eilon play at the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

The six torchlighters

Left to right: Avner Shalev, Simha Applebaum, Dina Büchler-Chen, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sara Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres, Chava Pressburger and Avraham Aviel