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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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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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Beautiful reminder of a painful time.

This museum is a sad reminder of a hard time in history. It's a very emotional museum & one that is hard to wrap your mind around. Don't plan a short trip at all - it will take... read more

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a sad reminder of a hard time in history. It's a very emotional museum & one that is hard to wrap your mind around. Don't plan a short trip at all - it will take you hours to go through. It's sad but to see all these things up close & personal is very eye opening.

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Even submitting a review seems inappropriate... It is vital, especially in these politically polarised and uncertain times, to recall the lessons of history. When politicians divide and antagonise rather than seek to unite and pacify, it's hard not to draw parallels with the preamble to the dark days represented in this fine memorial museum.

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Very good exhibit that everyone should see. A must if you visit Washington DC! This one like all other ones that are government is free so no one has an excuse not to visit

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This was my favorite stop during the whole trip to DC. The design of the museum was so thoughtful. It winds you through time leading up the to holocaust which allows you to fully grasp the events. It has an immense amount of artifacts which triggers the human element. At the beginning of the museum you were given an identification... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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It was so interesting and informative. Very sad. We got there at 2:15 and the museum closed at 5:15. We needed more time. We wanted to read and watch everything. We will go back. All Americans should go so we never forget. Very sad that the US did not act sooner.

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My second visit. Amazing. I left there today thinking history repeats. We need to DO something about Syria #savesyria

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First, it's free. Second, the museum is wonderful if you spend time reading and listening every word. It was so painful to learn about the time when children could be killed just for being the Jews. As a person who was unaware of that, I spent more than 3 hours inside to learn everything. Highly recommend for everyone.

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Simple: YOU MUST GO! The exhibits are truely haunting--I cannot get the image of the thousands of shoes of all sizes and syles just strewn in the bins... The films of Hitler speaking and rousing hatred (and being able to understand what he is saying as I speak German). Perhaps the most moving place I have ever visited; one I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very difficult subject presented in a very easy and informative way which at times brought tears to my eyes. It's amazing that in this day and age human kind still hasn't learned the lesson of never again. Displayed over four floors with lots of videos and pictures and written information from the beginning of the rise of the Nazi... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I might be wrong but the intended message of this museum was not delivered to me, i wanted so much after my visit to feel the graveness of the massacre but no, all Europeans had a taste of the massacre during the power, the good thing is that a section of the museum shows the syrian, ruwanda, cambodia massacres among... More 

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