Each year, during the official Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at Yad Vashem, six torches, representing the six million Jews, are lit by Holocaust survivors. Since 1995 short films depicting the stories of the survivors are shown as each torch is lit. All of these films, containing documentary footage and video testimony, can be accessed (by country or year of ceremony) in the Online Torchlighter Film Archive.
Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00 Thursday: 9:00-20:00 * Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.