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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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10:00 - 17:30
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial...

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.

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To see and hear about what people went through, it's breathtaking. The whole experience sends tingles down your spine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To see and hear about what people went through, it's breathtaking. The whole experience sends tingles down your spine.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Holocaust Memorial is an important museum, yet the way that it is laid out makes it difficult for those going through it who have time limits. There are four levels, but it is easy to spend so much time on the initial level that you have to scurry through the subsequent levels if you are on a schedule. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brings you face to face with one of the darkest chapters of human history. Very very important place to visit and pay respects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building with a wonderful, well thought out plan to the tour. Get up early for same day tickets online; 6 am and don't give up! We got them the same day and were so happy. Without the tour ticket, there are some things to see but the tour is where it's at.The gift shops are nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tips: 1. You have to pass security if you leave for cafe and go back. 2. Limit baggage. 3. Do the capital share bike rental day one- best deal- you will cover more museums 4. The museum was awesome, but they put a little negative parts of past Christian conflict s. Great otherwise. Just felt it was heavy against one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see for everyone just to see how it all developed over more than a decade before the "final solution" was actually put into practice. How a society and the world in general really set the stage for all this to occur causes one to think about how we go about things in the modern world. The only thing that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of historical information here,really a great place to visit . If you don't get advanced passes ,line up out front by 9:30 to get passes for the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum and highly recommend. The toughest part is getting the tickets. If you don't plan ahead and get your tickets before coming to DC, the easiest way to get tickets is to wake up early and at 6am they will post same day tickets for various times. It is $1 per ticket to reserve them online (so $4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time touring this amazing and important and informative Museum. Very moving experience and I think everyone should see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum reflects such a dark part of world history. Exhibits are exceptionally well done; poignant and moving. We were there for three and one half hours! It felt like much less time. So much to see and absorb.

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