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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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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This was our second visit to this museum. We visited again because we did not allow enough time on our first visit and missed things in our hurry. It is so moving and powerful and... read more

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Princeton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit to this museum. We visited again because we did not allow enough time on our first visit and missed things in our hurry. It is so moving and powerful and there is so much to see and read that you need at least 3 hours.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go...if your visiting city make time for it. Be prepared as it is gut wrenching. But so very important a place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was very well made, you walk through someone's life as you learn about the events leading up to and during the holocaust. However if you don't have a very long attention span or are hungry you should probably go to a museum with less text to read (probably not a good place to bring young children).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very informative center from not so distant history of all those who died in the holocaust. Some exhibits are disturbing and wouldn't recommend bringing your children as the include films of experiments on them. Very large center. In depth look of man's inhumanity to man.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Memorial Museum is a world class site. The artifacts, pictures and videos are shocking and very informative. Everyone should visit this Museum to understand the atrocities that occurred in the past century.

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although there was a lot of excitement about this museum I was a little disappointed. I like the handout you get with the child's name and story on it but the rest of the museum was not very interesting. The shoe room was good and the remembrance room was awesome. Very short stay for my group.

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Stewart Manor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a heavy visit emotionally, but highly recommend it. Leave plenty of time to fully appreciate the exhibits.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Im visiting with two teenagers and we visited the museum. From the moment you walk in and get the ID card of someone who actually lived during the holocaust to walking through the exhibits, you will be moved. I seriously had to take time to reflect after the visit. Be ready to shed a few tears.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was raining that day and we had to stand outside for about 30 minutes in the cold rain. It is an extremely popular museum. There are many many school children visiting. You need lots of time to walk through all the exhibits and take it all in. I would like to go back again as I wasn't able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seeing the horror of what the Nazi's did to the Jews and other peoples human rights and dignity should be seen and never forgotten. Every child over 12 should visit this musuem.

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