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“Getting personal with the past...”

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Getting personal with the past...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The exhibits provided much information about the political situation at the time which made us realize that everyone has a part to play if we are to prevent similar situations from occuring in the future. The exhibits helped to give us a glimpse of the scale of the holocaust as well as the brutality that can be inflicted - something that is very difficult for most of us to understand. Some of the pictures are very graphic. The video interviews of the survivors were very emotional. It can get crowded so going early and standing in line for the doors to open is not a bad idea. Phototaking of the exhibits is not permitted. Be prepared to spend half a day there even if you selectively read most of the exhibits. Definitely worth the visit.

Visited December 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was a very moving experience that could have been improved if the displays were setup to allow more people to view each area. Often, it was very crowded and difficult to move. This could be a reflection on the popularity of this exhibition.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Clair, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was a very touching museum. The story was the saddest part. It really helped you understand what life was like for the jews during the Holocaust.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Barbara, California
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“An important place to visit and understand.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not for small children. This will sober you up. It puts a face on the horrifics of the Holocaust. Don't skip it. It is a responsibility to see it.

Visited October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was a powerful exhibit which will take some time to get through. Wonderful amount of artifacts and stories that were shared.

Visited October 2012
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