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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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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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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was a very sombering experience and a noble tribute to those who lost their lives during this terrible time during our worlds history. There is a lot of reading and pictures. The museum is free, but it is hard to get tickets because of...More

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Reviewed today

This Memorial does a good job of walking you through the phases and the build up of what happened during this time period. It is a "must see" in my opinion for anyone 14 and over so that we don't forget the past. Tastefully done;...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Extremely well done, interactive experience on a difficult topic in history. All should see. If you are visiting during summer months it is a good idea to purchase free tickets in advance to secure a time slot. It is a busy museum. This is not...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This visit was heavy, but very moving. The exhibit is done well and tours guests from the very beginnings of the holocaust until freedom in 1945. Tickets are free, but be sure to get them ahead of time. We visited in June with many others...More

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed yesterday

So creative in its layout and deeply moving. The historical accounts are unflinching and eye opening.

Thank Karl S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting walking tour it was pretty crowded. The tour gave lots of information that I had never knew before. The tour had a good amount of artifacts that was very unique. I think it would be appropriate for older children.

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Reviewed yesterday

Incredible experience regardless of your background. Museum is very well laid out, and explains the exhibits very effectively. Always has something new or a special exhibit.

Thank MarkP1620
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Reviewed yesterday

I've lived in DC for most of my life and always said I'd visit this museum on "another day." It is a difficult museum to go to for subject matter but one that is so important. We must learn about our history so that we...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Moving, shocking, frustrating... use any words that bring feelings of guilt, anger, disappointment, frustration, and they fit. Here we see what can happen when people focus on themselves, nationalism, and religion, and forget their humanity and fail in their faith. The most depressing thing about...More

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Emotional, in-depth, and overall incredible. Definitely a place to go when visiting DC, one of the top museums.

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LucyD925
June 20, 2018|
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There are neither available. This isn't a place I would recommend to bring young children. The experience is purposely designed in part to feel uncomfortable,crowded, and confusing in order to better empathize with the... More
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Donna L
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Joyce1927 | Reviewed this property |
HI Yes - you can show them your phone with the bar codes. I think that is how we actually got in also. My daughter in law had them on her phone. This is a very moving museum.
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Missy G
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
The graphic pictures are hidden behind taller walls so smaller children can not see. It takes time to work through the museum and younger children would not understand and might get bored. There will have to be a... More
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