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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 April 3, 2014

This is a beautiful museum. It is so well designed and it walks you through history in such a meaningful and organized way. I had no idea what to expect when I entered and it was an incredible experience. It is hard to take but so necessary to understand what happened. I will go again, because it was so overwhelming, I am sure that I missed a lot. This is not a tour that you can take quicly, so make sure you leave at least a 3 hour block to really see all it has to offer. Although some people had smaller children with them, I would recomment not taking children under the age of 12. I think it is too hard to grasp and could be unnerving to children under 12. They need to be able to grasp the gravity of the exhibits.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is amust for eveyone, it simply teaches you so much and teaches you to value eveything you have. I was impressed with how big and detailed it was, every corner is designed to catch your eye. Be respectful when you visit, quiet and take time to read everything,

Thank Viajem0s
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Visited the memorial for the 1st time with my 16 year old twins. The silence of the visitors was amazing. The best experience of our visit to DC. This is not to be missed.

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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This museum is worth seeing for a look at history that is horrifying. The setup and historical information was very educational and gave great insight into this atrocity.

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a wonderful way to recognize and bring awareness to such an incredibly important part of history. It was moving without being too disturbing for kids (or adults). Highly recommend this while in DC.

Thank RikkiLeeFishers
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