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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
202-488-0400
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Ranked #10 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Cordova
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very moving memorial of the darkest time in recent history. I don't believe anyone could see this and not be moved. Very somber moment for me when I saw all the shoes. It is full of photos, videos & artifacts.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum is one of the best I have visited in my life. It tells you in details all the barbaric time of Holocaust. you really will be impressed with the quantity of history this museum offers to visitors.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Just want you to know you can take older children. The displays are all age appropriate. Children won't accidentally see anything you don't want them to see. That being said I would only bring well behaved and mature children. There is the main exhibit is takes 2-3 hours to go through. It is free you can make a reservation on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It should never have been allowed to transpire and it is a black mark on humanity but to our credit at least we are capable of memorializing and hopefully educating future generations.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You can't leave the museum without gaining a full understanding of the impact of the Holocaust on humanity. The museum takes you through the history of the holocaust. From simply being lablled as Jews all the way to liberation of the concentration camps. The telling of real life stories is remarkable.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The museum is incredible. It presents the events from the beginning, with live artifacts from the various areas of Europe. There is so much history, pain, suffering and emotion in that one place. The beauty of it is that if you don't know anything about the Holocaust, this place will enable you to learn.

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Maseru, Lesotho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I honestly didn't think I would feel the way I did after the visit, before we went I was asked to be very clear if I wanted to go- little did I know! But yes, it was worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

With all the continued conflict on the Gaza Strip seeing the true stories of the Holocaust of 6 million Jews and endless suffering of millions more really drives home why Israel needed to be established in 1947. My second visit (first was in 2006), teaches and makes you face up to the atrocitities the NAZI'S committed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I spent 6 hours here and found it powerful and disturbing. Did I enjoy it? No, how can you "enjoy" such a troubling display. But I am so pleased I visited and I would highly recommend it. I did not like to see the small children in the museum. I don't think this is a place for them and I... More

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Kitchener Ontario
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We would definitely recommend this to everyone with the exception of young children. The design of the space and the messages/information presented along with the visuals were highly impactful. I was grateful that the more graphic images and videos were below half-walls so you could decide for yourself how much of that to take in - for me, the images... More

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