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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.

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Opening Ceremony

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

President Shimon Peres speaks at the opening ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks at the opening ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Shalom Eilati gives the address on behalf of the survivors

The IDF Paratroopers’ Guard of Honor during the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Asher Aud lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Zvi Michaeli lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Chayim Herzl lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Hinda Tasman lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

Holocaust survivor Itzchak Biran lights one of the six torches at the ceremony

The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau recites psalms

Singers Hagit Yasso and Idan Amedi

The audience during the ceremony