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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial...

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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This museum is so informative. The main museum is so interesting. The exhibit that they have in the basement has not been changed for two years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is so informative. The main museum is so interesting. The exhibit that they have in the basement has not been changed for two years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well designed layout with excellent reading/audio material. Give yourself 3 hours to full complete the museum but if stuck for time you could make your way through in 1.5 hours. Free entry. Before you enter the lift they give you a mock passport of a real life prisoner. On the last page it tells you if that person survived or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been to this museum with my oldest son about 12 years ago and wanted to share the same experience with my youngest during our weekend of college visits up in D.C. I was able to spend a considerable amount of time this time around looking at the faces of people going thru and characterizing their feelings as we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sombre, depressing atmosphere and material. But u will Not forget this 'experience' Nor will u ever want something like this to occur ever again, or in our lifetime! Staff r definitely Not the most pleasant nor congenial or cordial. Feels Like u r really actually in a prisoners camp, good in limited doses. Makes u aware of what u Should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The combination of the sobering subject matter, the truly exceptional curation, and the thoughtful design of the museum are unmatched in Washington. I've been to many WWII and Holocaust museums around the world and never really felt they found an appropriate balance between documenting the historical process that led to the Holocaust while also expressing the human consequences of that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the Holocaust Memorial can be an emotional experience. One that everyone should see at some point in their lives. However, they let in large groups of people and you will be in crowded spaces for the length of the tour. You need at least 2 hours to see a good amount of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly moving experience. Brings to life the horror and human suffering endured by those that were persecuted by the Nazi regime. A reminder to us all what can happen when a democracy fails and a despot reigns

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like the kid's exhibit at the first it was engaging but not too intense for the children. We had a great lunch there after we toured the museum that was reasonably priced and friendly service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For some people who do not believe this ever happened, this will change your mind. The pictures and history of what happened is incredible. This is a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've wanted to visit for years and when my 11 year old told me she wanted to go I immediately started planning the trip. This place is amazing. The architecture is unbelievable and it was very well thought out. The exhibits were moving and I cried my way through it. I'm a history buff and have researched a lot regarding... More 

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