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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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Righteous Among the Nations in France

Dr. Lucien Lazar

Some 75% of the Jewish population in France in June 1940, the beginning of the Nazi occupation, survived the destruction of the Holocaust. Compared to its neighbors (Holland and Belgium), also under German rule from 1940-1944, and even more so compared to countries in Central and Eastern Europe, this is a large number. This article examines to what degree the acts of those who rescued the Jews in France contributed to the fact that at the time of liberation some 260,000 French Jews (out of 300,000 in 1940) took part in the victory celebrations over Nazi Germany.