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“An EYE opener!”

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.
Woodbridge, Virginia
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“An EYE opener!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I sometime can still smell the leather from all of the shoes in one of the exhibits. This is diffinitely a must on a list if you are bring a tour of grade schools kids to the Nations Capitol. There are some museums that should be on all school kids must see list.

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“Best museum in DC”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was incredibly moved by this museum. Soooo much to read, sooo many exhibits, and very powerful. If you're going to DC do NOT miss this museum. You'll need atleast two hours here and bring tissues.

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“Cried a Bucket of Tears”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This should be a must experience for everyone. It is excellently laid out and presents a tremendously powerful story.

Visited February 2013
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“Very informative”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Learned a lot about the holocaust, and saw some absolutely horrific images. I would highly not recommend this for the younger kids, but as adults you have an obligation to go.

Visited February 2013
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“Very moving.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The atmosphere here is like nothing I have ever experienced before. Be aware bring smaller children, some parts can be graphic. The building and the exhibits are very well placed and full of history. I was moved. No photography is allowed and you need at least 2 hours minimum.

Visited February 2013
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