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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
Phone Number: +1 202-488-0400
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A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...

A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.

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Important expierence for every teen or older. Pre-Holocaust coverage was very informative.

I was familiar with this subject, but learned more about Hitler's past, and his slow rise to power. Having immediate family members who were impacted by this horrific history, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Livermore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was familiar with this subject, but learned more about Hitler's past, and his slow rise to power. Having immediate family members who were impacted by this horrific history, the museum help me understand more clearly how events unfolded over decades. The displays, stories and videos also exposed to me unbelievable attorossitves difficult to process. The worst images are shielded... More 

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Angels Camp, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everytime I visit the holocaust museum it is a sobering reminder of the past and the pain, suffering and humiliation experienced by a persecuted group identified solely by their birth. It is also a hope that such transgressions are not visited upon any other people in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see. It is impossible to say this museum was enjoyable, but it was everything a museum and memorial should be. It was emotional, educational, enlightening and moving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully done memorial to honor the victims of the Holocaust. It provides all the information in a reverent manner. It's a must-see in D.C., especially for students learning about WWII and the Holocaust.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think this should be required viewing for everyone. It's horrific what happened when Hitler took over and persecuted humans. I was overwrought with emotion and sadness, but also left with a perspective that such atrocities should never happen again. I honestly hope people can come together, rather than divide.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

+It is very well designed tour that builds up the true story what happened +The Memorial is very touching with the hundreds of candles o There are mostly pictures and videos and still very sanitized. In Europe there are several historical sights with huge amount of original objects. -Somehow I managed to do in reverse direction and there are few... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to this museum. It is very well done. You begin with a passport booklet that contains the name of an individual. You take this to the top floor then begin your descent, viewing the displays and reading a page from the passport at each floor. Your individual may or may not be alive at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This should be required viewing for all citizens. The Holocaust museum walks its guests through the Holocaust, from Hitler's populist rise to power, to the normalization of dehumanization of a minority, to the tragedy of the internment camps and WWII. It's an incredibly deep experience and conveys the dangers of such governance. It also takes time to address other human... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The layout was truly amazing I do recommend if you go visit this place please dress respectfully! They did a great job with making you feel like you were there it's super sad but make you appreciate life today unfortunately... The staff was super friendly and helpful with answering all questions although it's sad to see what happened to all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Makes you realize just how lucky we are in the United States. Often heard of this museum and really happy I took the time to visit.

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