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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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SHOAH: About the Permanent Exhibition in Block 27 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Avner Shalev

Auschwitz-Birkenau, where over one million Jewish men, women and children and approximately 125,000 non-Jews were murdered by the German Nazis, has entered human consciousness as the representation of supreme human evil as well as the ultimate symbol of the Holocaust of the Jewish people – the Shoah. This has found expression in the UN's decision to establish International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the date the Red Army entered the camp. The extensive scope of research, literature, educational endeavors and actual visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau over the years testifies to its prominent place in the world's culture of memory