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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

I had never gone to a Holocaust museum and this was definitely a great first. Others have said that other museums like this are the same or better but this was a highlight of my trip. Don’t take rowdy kids, it kills the mood. This...More

Thank Ebecquer21
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to the Holocaust Memorial is not easy, but it is an important reminder of how unchecked nationalistic views can destroy lives and nations as well. The most powerful visual for me were the shoes, this brought home the toll on human life -...More

Thank 376travelergr
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I came here this past October and walked away with an event greater understanding of what happened in the Holocaust. I enjoyed watching the numerous videos that have playing non-stop throughout different areas of this museum. My only complaint was how they...More

Thank jesselodge
Reviewed 3 days ago

One cannot describe the Holocaust as anything but horrible. This museum gave the topic the somber and moving descriptions and exhibits required to adequately address the subject. The exhibits were quite extensive.

Thank rimaSC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh my goodness! What an amazing job has been done with this museum. You follow the story of the rise of the Nazis and the unfolding of the war. Be sure to do the walk through story at the end of the war through the...More

Thank Pandabear1966
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very fine example of history museum and sombre memorial, this US Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the very best guardians of the memory of the Shoah. I have visited on many occasions since 1998 and particularly enjoy their special exhibitions. One on Nazi...More

Thank VincenzDN
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was very interesting. There was a lot to see. At some places, there were buttons to press to hear more information on what you were seeing. It was very quiet, so you can involve yourself in all that was there to see. It was...More

Thank dutchgirl6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is well thought out so you can easily self-guide. The presence of video and survivor voices makes it quite harrowing. Some exhibits are so emotionally brutal they are difficult to comprehend (the shoes, the list of towns which no Longer exist by country)....More

Thank EdwardsAus
Reviewed 5 days ago

This powerful exhibit captures the atrocities visited upon the Jewish people leading up to, during and after World War II. The addition of present day horrors is a great marker indicating the need to remember and to address the social ills plaguing our planet. I...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don’t miss this, but don’t bring your under ten year olds. This is an extremely well done museum. Very moving experience that will aide your understanding of all that the beloved Jewish families endured. It clearly shows man’s evil depravity.

Thank judith w
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22 November 2017|
Response from FLChristianMom | Reviewed this property |
It's free
19 November 2017|
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Response from Mbuina | Reviewed this property |
I think the museum is open 10am - 5pm, but you must get a ticket ( free though) & that will guide you as to when to arrive etc Be prepared to be amazed by the exhibit
31 October 2017|
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Response from jjensenrn | Reviewed this property |
It was free. Areas to donate were available.