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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
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Tears and Fears Stare History in the Face

One of the most important contemporary museums built on the US Mall, The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a forthright reminder of the hate and evil men are capable of putting in the... read more

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This memorial has just so much information, and has many videos, photos, and readings that really educate you on the importance of understanding it. It has videos from back when it was actually happened, and has real artifacts.

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One of the most important contemporary museums built on the US Mall, The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a forthright reminder of the hate and evil men are capable of putting in the world. Constantly evolving exhibits are very difficult to comprehend, but easy to see--even when looking away to avoid the ultimate horrors displayed. Your visit is at a specific... More 

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This museum has done an incredible taking you on the journey of what happened during the Holocaust. It walks you through stage by stage telling individual stories as well as overall history as you progress through the exhibit. They have done a fantastic job of educating about what happened for all ages. I have been multiple times and every time... More 

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Make sure to notice the way you are guided through and blocked from the various exhibit areas. It's intentional. Plan your visit to include time at the memorial room and in the rooms for learning what we all can do to prevent another holocaust.

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A place everyone must visit to keep us all reminded of the ugly past. Not a place for young children.

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I was very glad I was able to see this. It is a very moving experience. Everyone should see this museum, starting with early teens and up.

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We didn't do our research and excitedly went to the museum only to be turned away because we didn't have a ticket :*( During March-August you must have a ticket to the main exhibit. I don't believe it would be worthwhile to go to this museum without seeing the Main Exhibit which is all the artifacts related to the Holocaust.... More 

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I spent a full day at this Museum. The exhibits and stories leave no one in any doubt of the appalling suffering that so many suffered. Here, one comes face to face with the shocking reality of the Holocaust - there is an actual cattle car that transported the doomed to their fate. Its possible to walk through it which... More 

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There's so much to learn here, even though we learn about a lot of it in school there is SO much left out and it should really be visited by everyone at least once.

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This museum is a sad reminder of a hard time in history. It's a very emotional museum & one that is hard to wrap your mind around. Don't plan a short trip at all - it will take you hours to go through. It's sad but to see all these things up close & personal is very eye opening.

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