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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 11 July 2012

At first, we hadn't given much thought about visiting this museum as we had our plans set on visiting other Smithsonian museums at the mall. At the end of our second 'museums day' we decided to drop by for a short visit... which turned into a four hour stay.
We learned so much from this museum, and as other reviewers have put it: the whole experience is such a great reminder of what we humans are capable of doing--the good, the bad and the evil, it also reminds us of the human's strength in trying times. One exhibit to another, all were presented in a respectful manner.
I would suggest you prepare yourself mentally for a trip to this museum... some of the exhibits left me felt mentally exhausted, no kidding. Overall, this is a must see museum when you're in DC.

Thank lizzyshakuntala
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is so informative and real. The only problem is that I didn't leave there happy.

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I have visited most of the museums and memorials in DC, and this is one of the best there is. As you can understand, there is an instant somber feeling as soon as you walk into the museum. The care and time that was put into the different exhibitions is apparent. It is a place that I think everyone should experience, but remember that it can be a little tough to swallow at times. I applaud the curators of this museum for putting together such a touching memorial to those who suffered under the Nazi regime.

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

An extremely well done museum that everyone should put on their must see list when visiting D.C.

Thank NoniTravels
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This museum is a great reminder of what humans are capable of doing and what propaganda can actually achieve.
It's a must see, but one has to be mentally prepared for the exhibits.

Thank thomaslegner
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