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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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Address on Behalf of the Survivors, by Joseph (Tommy) Lapid

State Opening Ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day ‏2007

Ladies and gentlemen,
I was there, and I speak here tonight as a refugee from the Holocaust.  We are all refugees from the Holocaust. Even those of us who didn’t go through it.  Even those who had not yet been born then.  Every human being is a refugee from the Holocaust. From the beginning of time, mankind has been witness to genocide.  After the Holocaust too, we have seen genocide in Biafra, Cambodia, Rwanda, and we must now cry out against the genocide occurring at this very moment in Darfur, Sudan while the world sits with its arms folded, and sends a few sacks of flour – not so much to feed the hungry as to soothe its conscience.