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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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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.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a good place to visit and learn about various events that occurred during the Holocaust. This was very enlightening to my family. Learning how a person like "Hilter" was able to take control of the people. This was simply amazing.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Oviously this is a somber place. Not a place for children who can't be serious. The exhibits are amazing. At the beginning, you pick a card detailing a person who experienced the holocaust. At the end you will find out their fate. As you go through, noone speaks very loudly, there is an air of reverence. Different exhibits will affect you most. For me it was walking through the train car and the piles of shoes taken off the feet of people as the entered the camp. At the end, there is a remembrance room where you can light a candle and generally collect yourself before re-entering the present world. I needed a good 10-15 mins here. Its not that peopke are sobbing and crying all the way through, its not like that. It is incredibly moving and people are respectful and absorbed in the experience.

This was probably the highlight of my trip to Washington. I would recommend it highly. It will be an experience you will never forget.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This was an experience that everyone should have. A tremendous amount of information, things you have never heard of. I don't recommend for young children - maybe 12 and over. A lot of reading but well worth it. At some points the pathways were too crowded and you could not see the exhibits or read the info but still a life changing experience.

Thank LottDebra
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was a very difficult memorial to visit. Truly sickening and humbling...but a great one to experience. One of the final quotes you will see really hit home with me:
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." - MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

1  Thank mac2jeter
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The museum was interesting, however I was disappointed by the amount of stuff to read rather than see. I would say 75% of my time was spent reading history rather than seeing real artifacts from the time period. It was a great history lesson, however.

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