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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
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+1 202-488-0400
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial...

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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This place will leave you breathless and in tears. You have to come here as it is a must in DC. ..you wont want to miss it!

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This place will leave you breathless and in tears. You have to come here as it is a must in DC. ..you wont want to miss it!

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An interactive and informative trip through a terrible time in history. Some of the more shocking films are shown at an angle so small children cannot see. Even though oriented for children, Daniel's Story is worthwhile for everyone.

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This was the second time I had visited the museum and it still has a huge impact on all ages. It seeks to record the history of one of the worst chapters of human history. There are displays that will reach out to all ages and it is essential that we remember these events to ensure that they aren't repeated!

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People just stand around....lines do not move. Can't imagine this place during the busy time of the year. Confusing layout.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a must see. It is a very moving museum with some things inside that are very disturbing but important to learn about and see. There is a children's section geared specifically toward small children. When you enter the museum you will be given the name of a person who went to a concentration camp during the war.... More 

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It's hard to read everything with how crowded the place is. Still an amazing museum. I feel like some things are missing from the first time I went but maybe they change around the exhibits.

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This is an important historical realistic memorial about Holocaust. One of the important holocaust memorials. Is a must visit

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Great museum to explore, but visited on a busy holiday weekend and it was crowded. Tight walkways and people's inability to recognize that they are not the only ones there made for some frustration. Doesn't take anything away from the museum at all - it was excellent and moving. If you want a bit more time to see everything, choose... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the Holocaust museum twice and it was like seeing two different museums because I focused on different aspect of the displays each time. This museum is beautifully done and handles a terrible subject directly and vividly. I noticed that there are calm areas between some of the more explicit displays where one can take a breather from... More 

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You need your time here. Do not go for a 30min or 1hour stay. Make sure you go expecting to listen, read, and learn. This isn't a museum to just rush through, glance at items, and comb over elements. The information desk was helpful in telling us it would take us 18 hours to see it all. So, take your... More 

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