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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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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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A must see...but hard to see...

Every American...in fact everyone in the world....should see this museum. It is a very difficult visit....very emotional and disturbing since you see man's inhumanity to man so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Palm Harbor, Florida

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every American...in fact everyone in the world....should see this museum. It is a very difficult visit....very emotional and disturbing since you see man's inhumanity to man so vividly. But anyone who doubts the horrible consequences of bigotry, facism, hatred and each of our duty to fight those forces, needs to spend a day here. I've been here several times, once... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I do not know what words to use to explain this Holocaust memorial museum. It is very well presented and thought provoking.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's important to see this memorial. It shows things that we all see in pictures, but seeing them in person changes you. I was emotional seeing the room with all the shoes from prisoners in a pile. It makes you reflect and think back. There is a little area you can light a candle at the end for a prisoner,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was one that I avoided for years as a local area resident. I should have never waited. This museum is one of the most educational, thoughtful, and engaging experiences that I've had in Washington DC. It balances a difficult situation in world history against a goal of education and awareness. Visitors can participate in the actual journey of... More 

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Gibbons, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each time I visit a holocaust museum, it makes me wonder how another human beings can be so hateful towards human beings to go to this extreme of dehumanization in tortures, causing extreme suffering from starvation and killings. Boggles my mind. Sooo sad!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very heavy experience but so important to visit. If possible, I recommend breaking this up into two days. It is a lot to experience all at once. The Museum Cafe had adequate food but it was so expensive.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Holocaust Museum has a dramatic, deeply touching exhibition about the worst genocide of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, history repeats itself, let's just have a look at the Bosnia war, the Ruanda genocide, and some other conflicts we have hardly heard about, however those cost hundreds of thousands of lives. That's why it is important to spread the words about... More 

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Curitiba, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is well put together, has some actual artifacts from Germany. But nothing that we haven`t seen or studied. I recommend if you are studying it in school and want to see more reality from the books. The message, not to forget about it is very good as well.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plan on spending at least 2 hours here, but could be 3 or 4 hours. They have great displays which are very sobering and is an eye opening experience. I highly recommend visiting while in DC!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very big and full of details. Take your time to see everything, but be warned it is a very "heavy" environment. Won´t regret going for a second, but I would make time to relax afterwards.

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