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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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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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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum brought me to tears. It's hard to take unless you are simply a student of history and don't mind seeing the horrors of the holocaust.

Thank Lincoln117
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I actually went when I was 15. Now in my 30’s. The images of holocaust victims in mass graves still sticks with me, on the day I felt physically sick. A must see! ‘Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.’ Poignant 5/5

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Reviewed yesterday

We found this museum very interesting and educational. We have a 14 year old and 11 year old. We would have liked to have stayed longer and really taken in so much more . But our 11 year old did not like it. He said...More

Thank Fleur D
Reviewed 2 days ago

You never really understand what the Jews had to go thru until you go to the Holocaust museum. It feels like you are in the Holocaust as you walk thru, and it makes you very thankful that you don't have to suffer the way the...More

Thank Kinley Dale H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The most amazing thing about this wonderful museum is that it does not study a dynamic, that is a series of events which are still developing, as most museums and galleries do. Rather, it is a poignant reminder of a terrible time in our history...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very fascinating and informative. Hard-hitting of course but intriguing and important to know about what happened.

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plan on spending a few hours here, but every minute is worth it. This is an awe-inspiring exhibit that everyone should see multiple times.

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum gradually brings visitors face-to-face with pain and sufferring meted out by select groups of humans toward other groups. Although our second visit was not as intense as the first, in other ways it had a greater impact because we become more aware of...More

Thank GWSTravels
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another “must see” museum in Washington DC. The story of oppression, persecution and murder which we now know of as the Holocaust is presented through the theme of “What you do matters”. The stories of the people who lived next to the Jews and others...More

Thank D W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a must see in DC. Very moving experience especially when you see and smell all the shoes. Please make sure you visit, you will never forget.

Thank Buck B
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31 October 2017|
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Response from jjensenrn | Reviewed this property |
It was free. Areas to donate were available.
11 October 2017|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
We went at the end of August last year on a whim without any advance tickets and we're able to get in with the very next group. If you know an exact time that you will visit order tickets. Allow yourself a bit of extra time... More
Stacy G
28 September 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello, We do have a cafeteria where our visitors can take a break and eat. However, it is not attached to our Museum. It is located on the 15th street plaza. Best, USHMM