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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 yesterday via mobile

From the moment you arrive at the Holocaust Museum, you begin a journey into one of the darkest periods of modern times... the exhibits, films, and interpretive displays provide somber lessons that no one should forget. (We found the section about the young Jewish boy...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All of us should visit this and remember our countries embarrassing lacking help to the people affected by the holocaust. All refugees now are suffering and and we do do little to help as a worldwide community.

Thank camgirlEngland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A serious reminder that a mere half century ago half the world was at war. A reminder of the atrocities man alone created. So many artifacts from WWII bring to life what happened back then.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had the Holocaust Museum as a must see on this 4 day trip to D. C. I had a business associate/close friend whose parents survived the Warsaw uprising as well as 2 years in a concentration camp. This family was a...More

Thank dpetersen47
Reviewed 2 days ago

How do you gracefully portray a horrific event in human history? The Holocaust Memorial Museum accomplishes just that! By simply revealing the facts, by deftly leading the observer through multimedia, written, and visual venues of evidence, one experiences the reality of the Holocaust, as much...More

Thank GEG378
Reviewed 3 days ago

This memorial is so much more than a collection of historic artefacts. It follows a time line from the rise of the Nazis in the 1930's to the cruel aftermath of the war when the persecution should have stopped.....but it didn't. Make sure you spend...More

Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

The immediate impression as I entered the museum was that I was in a real extermination place. The architecture has been deliberately arranged to be reminiscent of a massive jail or perhaps the ovens at Auschwitz. Visitors move through the museum in a progressive line...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This memorial to the victims of the Holocaust of World War II is a sobering reminder of how cruel people can be in promoting their own causes. With many artifacts, photos, films, and documents, the museum describes the history, the context, and the results of...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Somber mood prevailed and listening to the stories and seeing how the events played out helped bring this period and events to life.

Thank JJ S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of things I’ve never been able to do on previous trips, so it was a priority this time. The exhibits were incredibly moving, definitely worth taking time to explore. There were many things that I never learned in school...I think the most...More

Thank MandyWard
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21 November 2017|
Response from FLChristianMom | Reviewed this property |
It's free
19 November 2017|
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Response from NonnaK | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1-1/2-2 hours to tour. Hours are 10 am -5:20 pm. Spring/summer the hours are extended.
31 October 2017|
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Response from jjensenrn | Reviewed this property |
It was free. Areas to donate were available.