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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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The International Institute for Holocaust Research

About the International Institute for Holocaust Research

About the International Institute for Holocaust Research

Research and publications on the Shoah have always been high priorities of Yad Vashem since its official founding by the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) in 1953. Due to the increase of international interest in the Shoah, the desire to encourage and support worldwide scholarly research on the Shoah and related topics, Yad Vashem established the International Institute for Holocaust Research in 1993.  More...

Research Projects

Killing Sites Project

Killing Sites Project

The online project of the International Institute for Holocaust Research, The Untold Stories: The Murder Sites of the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the Former USSR, has recently been posted at Yad Vashem’s website.This project tells the story of the murder of Jews in the occupied areas of the former Soviet Union that began with the German invasion of the former USSR on 22 June 1941.

The Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research

The recipients for the 2018 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research in Memory of Benny and Tilly Joffe z”l were:

Dr. Daniel Reiser for his book, רבי קלונימוס קלמיש שפירא: דרשות משנות הזעם
Dr. Ion Popa for his book, The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust

The award ceremony for the 2019 Yad Vashem International Book Prize will take place on 28 November 2019. More...

Research Seminars for Guest Lecturers

Throughout the year the International Institute for Holocaust Research organizes lectures by guest researchers from Israel and abroad, as well as organizes lectures presented by the Institutue’s Research Fellows. More...