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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: 202-488-0400
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Description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...
A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
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My nephew was so struck by this museum that he still would like to take his parents back to visit. This is a well-done museum depicting horrific injustices that never should have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My nephew was so struck by this museum that he still would like to take his parents back to visit. This is a well-done museum depicting horrific injustices that never should have occurred. So meaningful and gives such pause.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited this very necessary, memorable, and intense museum on our last day in Washington, D.C. Neither one of us will ever, nor do we want to, forget some of the intense sights and sounds we experienced here. This museum should be forever maintained as an active proof and memory of what mankind is capable of producing... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Some of my wife's family were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust. Visiting this well-done museum was a good way to learn more about this important part of my family's history.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You will go through security so the lines may be long to enter the museum. The friendly and helpful security guards worked diligently to help everyone enter quickly. If you are unable to secure a ticket for the permanent exhibit there is still much to see. We especially appreciated Daniel's exhibit written from the perspective of a young boy. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You must visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum when in Washington. The exhibits are rich with content. This is an educational experience for people of all ages!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although it's not a happy museum it really provides you with a good experience of what life was like back than. So many artifacts and especially the large pile of shoes, the smell you won't forget. There was a rail car you could walk through I thought was really neat amongst books, clothing, and children's drawings. Overall a great experience.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very busy museum but although there are many people viewing everything it is orderly and everyone moves on so you can get to see and read everything you want. As you enter and go to the elevator to ride up to the start you are given an identity card for a male or female. This card tells the story of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I can't say that we learned a lot here about the Holocaust, but we were deeply moved by our visit. The museum is arranged in such a way that you feel as if you're walking through the experience. Without any request to do so, people, even the children, speak in whispers or are silent. The last stop is to listen... More 

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East Brunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My 13 year old daughter always wants to visit this museum after reading the diary of Anne Frank. She was mesmerized by the holocaust survivors' stories. The Daniel's story on the first floor was a nice exhibit. The main exhibit was very crowded and we moved at a very slow pace. It was okay when you want to read everything.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

All the exhibits were moving and well done. They really demonstrated the history and tragedy of the Holocaust. This is a must if you are in DC. The museum may be a bit much for smaller children. This museum is smaller than Yad Vashem in Israel but I found that the quality of the exhibits was comparable. There is also... More 

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