Welcome to the website of Yad Chaim Weizmann!
Welcome to the official website of Chaim Weizmann
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Yad Chaim Weizmann was founded in 1953 and dedicated to preserving the heritage of Dr. Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952), the first President of the State of Israel. Chaim Weizmann was the head of the Zionist movement for over 30 years, an outstanding scientist, and one of the founders of two leading academic institutions – the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.Yad Chaim Weizmann is situated on the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Under its auspices are: the Weizmann House; the Ford Lincoln Cosmopolitan car given to Dr. Weizmann by Henry Ford the 2nd; the gravesite of Dr. Chaim and Dr. Vera Weizmann; the Weizmann Archives; the Memorial Plaza with a sculpture by Danny Caravan in memory of victims of the Holocaust; and 50 dunams (12.5 acres) of gardens. The Weizmann Archives contain all the writings of Dr. Weizmann and tens of thousands of documents relating to the statesmen, scientists and renowned people from the world over who had contact with Dr. Weizmann.
The Weizmann House was built in 1937 by Erich Mendelssohn, an acclaimed architect from Germany. Chaim and Vera Weizmann lived in the house from 1937 until 1952, the year that Chaim Weizmann passed away; Vera lived in the house by herself for another 14 years, until she passed away in 1966. In her will, Vera bequeathed the house, the collections inside it, and the grounds surrounding it, to the State of Israel.
In 1999, after an extensive and detailed restoration and preservation process, made possible by the donation of the Rothschild Foundation, the house was reopened as a museum; today, one can come and visit, and view the breathtaking gardens, the impressive structure, the elegant furnishings and the unique art collection. The House is situated in the Weizmann Institute; Opening hours are Sunday – Thursday, from 9:00 – 15:00, The telephone number for coordinating visits: 972-8-9344499/4500, e-mail: Weizmann.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Weizmann Archives, adjacent to the Weizmann House, hold all correspondence having to do with Chaim Weizmann – letters, photographs, newspaper articles, and more. Between over 200,000 documents found in the Archives, one can find letters from historical figures like Albert Einstein and Lord Arthur James Balfour to Chaim Weizmann, as well as interviews and other engrossing objects.
The telephone number, for researchers: 972-8-9343487, Mrs. Merav Segal