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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
Phone Number: +1 202-488-0400
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A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...

A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.

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I really did not want to go to this museum because I knew that it would be depressing, but my family wanted to go so I went along with them not wanting to be a spoiled sport about... read more

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Marlin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really did not want to go to this museum because I knew that it would be depressing, but my family wanted to go so I went along with them not wanting to be a spoiled sport about the tour. The museum was very interesting and I soon forgot about just being depressed about it. There was so much history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing how fast things changed in Germany. Based on last election, suggest all politicians take a slow walk through this memorial.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I missed seeing this museum in DC in 2008 because of the shooting, so it was a priority to get there this time. Follow the advice of the docents, and take the full tour, beginning with the top and working your way down. This is a powerful and emotional experience. While they will tell you can do the tour in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are venues of a Washington DC visit that you look forward to and other parts that you know to be necessary. The United States Holocaust Memorial is a necessary stop in DC. Presumably we all are aware of the atrocities, a visit to the USHM adds the details, the things you really don't want to know. But it's necessary,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 3 hours reading, watching and learning about the Holocaust and its flow on effects. The background information on the Nazi regime was very interesting, and the physical exhibits break your heart. I think every person who comes to Washington DC should visit this museum and learn from it, feel from it, and go home and tell everyone, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How can one describe a reminder of genocide? This special place brings to life the horror of real life, film, firsthand accounts, and props of shoes and boxcars. It can only lend witness to a holocaust that few knew or cared about at the time it was taking place. It is a shrine to those who went to their deaths... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum does a great job of teaching the horror that was the Holocaust, as well as the context in which it took place. They've done wonderful exhibiting the history as well as the human experience of it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour will take hours, great care taken to show this can happen. Free admission,and able to check coats or baggage the tour starts on the upper level. All well presented and gives honor to the people who's lives were taken

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing. I learned a lot of new stuff and never would've imagined the hell this era went through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I suspect that as we travel into the future, fewer and fewer will have memories of WWII and the atrocities. I recall my shock when I learned about 6M victims of the Holocaust when I was just 11 or 12 years old. Years later, when I visited the museum I'd read and studied a lot about it. However, it is... More 

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