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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 7 May 2014

I've always wanted to visit this museum and finally got a chance in May. Get there at 10 am (when the museum opens) so you can pick up the free tickets to see the permanent exhibition "The Holocaust." The Holocaust was well documented and provided a chilling account on what happened to the Jewish people. Definite must see while you are in DC.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I've gone to many Holocaust Museums and even a few concentration camps in Germany to get an up close view of the depravity of the past. I must say that the most haunting view of the collection of hair and shoes from people entering the camps and never leaving the camp really moved me. More so than I expecting as compared to seeing the photos of dead bodies or the gas chambers. It just hit home the massive amount of innocent victims and something that we take for granted as those solo pair of shoes each person owned.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Holocaust Museum was a very educational and eye-opening experience. The artifacts in the exhibit displays had such a strong impact on my emotions.

The main exhibit is really worth waiting for if there's a long wait time. We checked out the neighbor exhibit on the bottom floor, and it was very thought-provoking as it dealt with neighbors of Jews and how they either helped them or not...very interesting.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is the most horrific event in world history documenting the torture and suffering of the Jewish people. It is well documented and leaves nothing to your imagination of the horror. Everyone should visit this graphic reminder of mans inhumanity to man. Please give yourself several hours or more to view this exhibit.

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

If you don't have tickets get there early and line up! This is one museum not to be missed! It is a very moving tribute to those who endured experienced and died let us not forget.

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