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“Incredibly Moving, a MUST See in DC” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Incredibly Moving, a MUST See in DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Hands down, the best museum in DC. The Museum is really really easy to navigate and view. The topic and the content is very moving (and sad), but a totally worth while trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“It really touches your heart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

It's probably the most important Holocaust Museum in the world, after Yad va Shem in Jerusalem. It's definitively a must in DC.

Visited June 2011
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“My favorite Smithsonian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Did not expect to like this museum at all. Only went because of schoolwork my 13 year old has done. We all loved it, and were very moved. Nicely done, beyond expectations.

Visited March 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Moving and Emotional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

This building is a spectacular use of space and an intersting yet moving exhibit. This is not a tour that you want to end the day on as I would say that afterwards you will be moved to reflect on the holocaust of WWII Europe.

Each guest receives a card and a name... At the end of the tour you can find what happen to that person. The railcar display, the picture hall and the shoes were all reminders of a grim past. I would recomend this to anyone in D.C.

Visited March 2012
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“Somber but what do you expect....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Very educational and well thought out exhibits. Do yourself and everyone else a favor and don't bring the little ones

Visited February 2012
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