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“Holocaust Memorial”

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 2 April 2018

Speechless....This place contains photos and artifacts from the Holocaust. Some of the videos are rather graphic but educational. There was an actual survivor that was visiting with guests about her experience in a concentration camp. It was so moving. You could easily spend a day here. There are 4 levels and you don't even realize that an hour has gone by and you are still on the top floor. Each guest receives a "passport" booklet and at the end, you discover if your person survived or perished.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Don't take me wrong you will find several holocaust memorial museums as you travel around the world. This was one is not particularly the best one. It has several levels and can be confusing.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

you must get a ticket online or in line in the morning before the allocation runs out.

this is a good museum

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A very crowed, somber, gut wrenching memorial that everyone should be required to visit. The message our family of teens took away from the visit...we cannot ignore what we know is happening around us, we must do something.
Tickets were booked for a month when we checked prior to arriving to DC. Same day tickets are available each day online beginning at 6am through the website. It took us a couple of days to grab a few. The tickets for the entire day are gone in less than 5 minutes!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

When we visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum before it was not as crowded and people were more reverent. Due to the large crowds in the walk through exhibit we were unable to read the displays and see many of the artifacts. Our 13 year old kept saying "I keep getting pushed" Elevators full of people kept getting unloaded but couldn't move fast enough so kept getting more and more congested. While on the self guided walk through I saw one museum staffer. Adults and kids were having obvious conversations not related to the holocaust. Some adults even were on their phones. More museum staff to remind everyone that they were in a memorial would have been nice.

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