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“Very moving.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
202-488-0400
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Owner description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
Defiance, OH
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“Very moving.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was the one museum I did not want to miss. Get there early and stand in line for tickets before it opens. If you have another person with you, have them walk next door to the back of the building to get tickets for the free Bureau of Engraving and Printing tour for after your Holocaust museum tour while you save your place in line since they are next door to each other. I was definitely in tears when we finished touring, so be prepared for an emotional experience. Parents need to be aware that there are some very tough things to see, my 9 year old seemed to handle it well, but there were certain areas that I purposely shielded him from. He was just to young to fully grasp the concept of the horror and tragedy so no sense in exposing him to the graphic exhibits until he can understand more about it. I am so glad I got to see this museum. They definitely go into detail on how these people became so oppressed that they would not and could not fight back. I definitely learned a lot.

Visited May 2013
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Trenton, New Jersey
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“History, not Mystery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This no-nonsense exhibit chronicles the political and propaganda fiasco which culminated in the one of the worst mass murders in modern history.
Included are actual documents, garments, and photographs taken during this troubling time. The serious history buff will not be disappointed with extensive coverage of all events leading up to the actual eugenics programs, etc.
Most of us will see and learn more here than anywhere else.

Visited November 2012
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Wiltshire, England
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“"Brings it to life"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Although the museum is free it is recommended to book in advance tickets to see the Holocaust exhibits or you can turn up on a first come first served basis (www.wshmm.org)
Daniel's Story is suitable for kids and such a sad story.
Inside are interactive stations, photos, forcing visitors to confront the horror of the Holocaust.
Be aware its graphic and emotionally disturbing but a must see made up of four floors.

Visited May 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Learn and experience! Many people have donated hours and hours to this museum to make sure the experience is complete.

Visited April 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Humbling experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Lots of photos that I did not know exisited. Lots of work went into this museum. It was a little depressing.

Visited May 2013
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