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“A touching experience”

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 28 July 2014

I visited with my husband and 2 boys (13/15). It was a somber experience, but definitely worth seeing. The museum takes about 3 hours to visit in it's entirety. We really liked Daniel's story exhibit which provided a glimpse into the life of a Jewish boy and how things changed for him and his family when Hitler ruled.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This museum is a must see! We spent several hours here and were so moved by the exhibits. I reserved our family a time slot for permanent exhibit online before we left on vacation. The museum is busy so if you are able to do this I would recommend doing so. You could spend all day reading everything and going to special events. Two days a week they interview a Holocaust survivor in the auditorium for an hour and it is one of the most moving things I have ever heard. My children truly enjoyed this and got to talk with the survivor afterwards as well.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Book your reservation ahead of time online for $1 per person and bring your printed tickets with you. Having our 1-hour reservation window made our entry so easy, considering there were large crowds and long lines.

The Museum is beautifully done - we left with an increased understanding and awareness that could never come from just watching a television show or movie. My two teenagers were old enough and patient enough to do the vast amount of reading required, and wanted to see the films and listen to the oral recordings. Plan on several hours to truly experience all this museum was designed to teach.

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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

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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.

Thank idgirl
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