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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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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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Everyone should visit.

This is an emotional experience that everyone should see and learn from. We should all learn from and never forget the past. We owe it to all people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an emotional experience that everyone should see and learn from. We should all learn from and never forget the past. We owe it to all people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Younger kids need careful supervision - probably stick to "Daniel's Story" and nothing else. It's very well done, and had a huge impact on me. It is one of those places you will never forget, which is the purpose, I guess. Afterwards plan something lively to provide a contrast...totally worthwhile to go, but it has such an impact I don't... More 

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It's not suitable for children, but appropriate for preteens and older. We learned about the Holocaust in school, but the museum offers more details about what actually took place. I found it sad and sobering, but I believe everyone should visit. Parking is difficult in the area. Taking the metro or a taxi would be better. Be prepared to pass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

people whos visit the holocaust can learn alot from our history. I was very touch when visiting this memorial

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This museum is one that will touch your heart forever. The exhibits are done in a thought provoking manner and will make you understand the horrors of World War II. Several of the exhibits are very graphic and disturbing but need to be shared so we never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is well worth the wait. You have to get in line to get tickets for the day which gives you time to see other things that morning. This museum is one that will trouble you for some time, not because of what is presented, but your realization that this actually happened and so many people dies. The bridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best museums in the U.S. I have been many times. The presentation does a great job of taking you through the dark chronology and, ultimately, the uplifting triumph over an evil regime.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This memorial has just so much information, and has many videos, photos, and readings that really educate you on the importance of understanding it. It has videos from back when it was actually happened, and has real artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most important contemporary museums built on the US Mall, The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a forthright reminder of the hate and evil men are capable of putting in the world. Constantly evolving exhibits are very difficult to comprehend, but easy to see--even when looking away to avoid the ultimate horrors displayed. Your visit is at a specific... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has done an incredible taking you on the journey of what happened during the Holocaust. It walks you through stage by stage telling individual stories as well as overall history as you progress through the exhibit. They have done a fantastic job of educating about what happened for all ages. I have been multiple times and every time... More 

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