Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Museum

As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.

Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.

The Holocaust History Museum combines the best of Yad Vashem’s expertise, resources and state-of-the-art exhibits to take Holocaust remembrance well into the 21st century. The Holocaust History Museum occupies over 4,200 square meters, mainly underground.

Both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, it presents the story of the Shoah from a unique Jewish perspective, emphasizing the experiences of the individual victims through original artifacts, survivor testimonies and personal possessions.

 At the end of the Museum’s historical narrative is the Hall of Names — a repository for the Pages of Testimony of millions of Holocaust victims, a memorial to those who perished. From the Hall of Names, visitors will continue on to the epilogue and from there to the balcony opening to a panoramic view of Jerusalem.

The Holocaust Resource Center serves as a repository for the collection of the testimonies of Holocaust survivors that have been collected at Yad Vashem over the years. The Center has a large collection of sources from the Yad Vashem Archives, including various kinds of original Holocaust-era documentation provided in English including letters and diaries written by Jews during the Holocaust, numerous photographs and original documents.

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Phone: 02-6443400

Address: The Holocaust Martyrs’

and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority 

P.O.B. 3477,

Jerusalem 91034 Israel

Opening Hours:

Sun – Wed, ‬09:00-17:00

Thu, 9:00-20:00
Fri. & Holiday Eves. 9:00 – 14:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00

Holidays & Saturdays – closed

Guided tours may be ordered for a fee.



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