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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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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.
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So this tour starts on the 4th floor, make sure you turn left to the lift and pick up a small booklet, at the end of the booklet it tells you if you survive the holocaust. This museum is very informative, of course sad ....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum on a Monday afternoon. There was a big school group but otherwise it was not too crowded. As with all Smithsonians, the exhibit space was captivating and evocative. My father was among the troops who liberated Dachau, and the exhibit opened...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having gone through actual concentration camps in Europe all the facsimile pieces here made it seem somewhat 2nd rate to me. That being said the educational value to newer generations is obvious and not all can see the real thing in Europe . That experience...More

Thank GuyDudeBro69
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I visited this museum in August 2016. Before this museum, I have also visited the WWII museum in New Orleans and Thereinstadt Concentration Camp in Czech Republic. With that being said, this museum was very detailed, clean, and free. I was able...More

Thank ShaWemett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply humbling experience to walk though and be placed deep in the history of the past. Deeply honoured to light a candle for the lost LGBTQ folks often overlooked but well included I the site

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial hits the nail on the head about the dreadful experience our men and women had to experience in this awful environment. I am delighted that we were able to keep much of the Korean peninsula free from wretched Communism. To think that many...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Words really fail in trying to describe the Holocaust Museum. It's difficult to fathom this horror but the Holocaust Museum has risen to the task of making sure we don't forget. We must use this knowledge and share these stories to prevent these atrocities. It...More

Thank AnnieRuokay1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum takes a few hours to see it all, but it is worth it if you have time. The exhibits seek to inform viewers of the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler rose to power and examines how he maintained it. There is...More

Thank Ryan O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum displays and information were informative and well presented. The volunteers and staff were all very friendly as well. However the same can’t be said for the security personnel. Though I was irritated with what I saw as an unprofessional way of confiscating a...More

Thank BAPonder
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am glad I went but can’t imagine going again. It’s very sad and very informative and something definitely to see. However it’s soberimg while there and lingers after you leave. It’s horroble how much pain so many people have had to endure and of...More

Thank Barb W
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1 February 2018|
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Response from hcmjkm | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be lucky to go with you if you help prepare them and guide them. The most disturbing graphic images are behind short walls that young children can’t see over, and you can tell them this or guide them away... More
16 January 2018|
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Response from YoavHi66 | Reviewed this property |
Just adding to previous answers is that the museum has 2 possible entrances. If one has a long queue because of students, ask directions for the other entrance.
30 December 2017|
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Response from 24jennysmith | Reviewed this property |
It is a must see and some parts can be graphic. It is essential that you take your time to appreciate all aspects of the museum. The ‘shoe room and picture room’ will leave a life long impression on you.