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“Breathtakingly heartbreaking ”

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a MUST. The facility is massive and beautiful. Complimentary entry and staff to assist you if needed. The heartbreaking tale of a culture and genocide told through amazing displays and multilevel floors of exhibits and audio-visual displays. It would take multiple days to fully soak in everything the facility has to offer but worth the trip if you have never been exposed to this part of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent layout, special experience that leaves one reflecting. Save time to go through.

A must do.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great historical museum. This history evokes emotions. It is profoundly a sad time in the history of mankind. Hopefully this museum will spread awareness so that nothing like this will ever happen again. Great stories of people from that time and great exhibits. Would recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Immediately upon arrival at the museum, I was told by armed men in uniform to get quietly in a straight line and pass through "SECURITY." I joined my fellow free and brave American countrymen and complied. This was the most revealing part of the experience, if any part of it was intended to make us wonder "How could this happen?"

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Museums i have every been too!! The Museum told the story of the holocaust fantastically it was like walking through a History book.Emotional and eye opening i cannot say enough.It has opened my eyes

Date of experience: November 2018
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