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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 26 July 2014

It's full of history and lots to see so it was a great place to visit the museum it's near the Washington memorial so it's easy to find

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This museum is haunting. I left with a new appreciating for the holocaust. The staff was very helpful and the facility was beautiful. Some of the material was too graphic for my young children. The recommended age was 11.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This museum is a must but be prepared to use those kleenex tissues. Excellent displays and footage. Take an afternoon, morning or even the whole day to explore this excellent museum.

Thank Denise N
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This museum is amazing. It tackles a very hard subject and does it with grace. Even though the museum has been open for 20 years - it is crowded daily. There is very high security because it is needed. A security officer was shot and killed a few years ago and there have been threats to the museum. Plan early and be prepared for security. Also prepare to walk through the museum and take in a lot. I think it is best visited when you can take time afterwards to process. Do not try to rush through it on to something else.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I had wanted to visit the Holocaust Museum for years, but I didn't think I could handle it emotionally. I attended the museum with my spouse and my kids. Sadly, it was the last day of our holiday and my kids were "museumed out", so I don't think they got much out of it. My husband and I found the permanent exhibits incredibly engaging, well-written, and non-accusatory in the narrative. It took us over 3 hours to get through the permanent exhibits and we had to get on the road so we were unable to view the other collections. This museum is very important for everyone to see, to remind people of man's inhumanity to man and the perils of dictatorships, etc.

Thank Heather M
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