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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 via mobile

Very moving exhibit, which starts by each person receiving a booklet about one of the Holocaust victims, Covering a short biography and whether or not they survived the concentration camps. This was the second visit for me and my friend, the first for the third...More

Thank Platace1943
Reviewed yesterday

The museum gives an in depth account of how Hitler came to power, the depth and breadth of the holocaust and the reverberating effects still felt to this day. It encompasses all the victims across the European continent. Prepare to spend at a minimum of...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed yesterday

This museum was done in a way that does not shy away from the horrors of the Holocaust, but also takes into consideration younger or more sensitive visitors. The placing of the more graphic (most?) video below the rail does not hide them but requires...More

Thank DelayedScholar
Reviewed yesterday

The U.S. Holocaust Museum is not on everyone's list of traditional DC "must-sees," but the history is shares, the lessons it gives are critical to understanding not only a very dark period in world history, but should be seen if only to continue to convey...More

Thank SteveKopperud
Reviewed yesterday

A very emotional experience. Very well presented of the war against Jews in all its many forms. Something we need to be reminded about.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A deeply moving and poignant presentation of the facts and history. I think everyone should see it and take it at their own pace. I was emotional by the end and needed to be by myself for a few minutes

Thank Lesley010866
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have lived in DC for 5 years but never had the stomach to visit the memorial. I am glad I finally took that step. The memorial is truly heartbreaking, but it is so worth it. Strongly recommend it. Ps- Do not miss the temporary...More

Thank Joao Maria S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Vital museum to this terrible part of history. I would not miss this place on a trip to DC. They do a great job of weaving personal stories and the grander messages of the time. This museum makes it personal by offering everyone a story...More

1  Thank Lourdes B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We brought 19 high schoolers to the museum today after the 45th annual Prolife March. We had less than 45min to tour the museum. The atmosphere was quiet and respectful. The story unforgettable. Our teens at share time tonight shared lots of what they learned...More

Thank Doghirch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go through this museum. Look for similarities between Hitler and the current administration. Control of the free press. Segregation of preferred races vs others. Expectation of loyalty from all. Those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it...

Thank Robert77096
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15 January 2018|
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Response from YoavHi66 | Reviewed this property |
Just adding to previous answers is that the museum has 2 possible entrances. If one has a long queue because of students, ask directions for the other entrance.
29 December 2017|
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Response from 24jennysmith | Reviewed this property |
It is a must see and some parts can be graphic. It is essential that you take your time to appreciate all aspects of the museum. The ‘shoe room and picture room’ will leave a life long impression on you.
15 December 2017|
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Response from Terri H | Reviewed this property |
Closed Christmas Day but open other two days. Most Smithsonian museums follow this schedule.