Today, 27th Nissan, the people of Israel bow their heads in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The memory of the Holocaust accompanies us throughout our lives, and is part of our collective and individual identity and heritage. The Holocaust is an open wound on the body of the Jewish people that has not healed, either psychologically or demographically. The Jewish people lost a part of Jewish life in the inferno of the Holocaust, and left part of its soul in the extermination camps. Demographically speaking too, our numbers have not yet returned to the pre- war figure of 18 million Jews in the world. The trauma of the Holocaust will forever constitute an integral part of our being.
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.