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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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Leokadia Jaromirska


Leokadia Jaromirska lived in the Warsaw suburb of Bialoleka. One morning in October 1942, while on her way to work with another woman, they heard the cries of children and saw a little girl and an eight-month-old baby abandoned near the fence of a convent. Years later she described how they picked the children up. Leokadia convinced the other woman to take the girls home with her. After work she hurried back to the other woman's home, where she found out that the woman had panicked and brought the older girl to the police station. Leokadia took the baby home with her.

Shifra with Leokadia Jaromirska

Shifra’s parents, Golda and Gershon Jonisz

Shifra with other orphaned Jewish children in Germany after the war

Shifra at the orphanage after the war

Shifra with her father, after the war


Shifra in Israel with her father, his second wife and her son from a previous marriage

Shifra, aged 14 kibbutz Shaar HaGolan, where she lived all her adult life

Shifra (center) during her military service

Shifra with children and her first husband who fell during his reserve military service

Shifra (left) and Leokadia Jaromirska during her visit to Israel

Leokadia Jaromirska’s visit to Israel with Shifra’s children

Shifra (right) with Leokadia Jaromirska next to the tree planted in her honor at Yad Vashem

The convent where Shifra was left by her parents as a baby

Shifra visiting Majdanek, where her mother, Golda Jonisz, was killed

The tree in honor of Leokadia Jaromirska, Yad Vashem 2010

Shifra Kocer (center) with her family