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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 5 August 2014

The most outstanding collection and presentation of any material of any kind that I have ever seen; this museum is the best hands down. Plan for 3 hours, intense security and screening. Not for the faint of heart of course, prepare for an emotional experience. But go anyway!!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Holocaust Museum is something that you should do when you go to DC. It's a very somber remembrance for those who suffered and died during a very dark time in human history. It's more of a pilgrimage than anything else, and prepare for some stark images and very sad images.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This museum was powerful, thought provoking, heart breaking, and extremely moving. Being a new mom, I was especially moved by Daniel's exhibit. This was an exhibit about a young and his family and their experience through the Holocaust. The other exhibit that was beyond words was the display of all of the shoes that were collected from victims of the Holocaust. I will never forget that smell of the leather and seeing piles of shoes from innocent people. Each visitor to the museum recieved a passport with the personal story and profile of a person who was in the Holocaust. This was very powerful and was a way for us to relate to a specific person and to see what atrocities endured during the holocaust. Overall the museum was fabulous. We did visit on a Saturday morning and it was very busy. Upon entering the museum you are given a time at which you can enter the main exhibit. We got to the museum at 11 a.m. and were able to view the main exhibit at 11:45 a.m.. This wasnt too long of a wait in my opinion. Very educational and a must see while in DC.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Holocaust is a dark time in the world's history but not so long ago that many of our grandparents lived (or were killed) during this time. It is important to remember what happened so that history may never repeat itself. The museum draws you in by letting you select a card that has a person's name and story on it. As you move throughout the different floors, you read the next page about your person, and eventually learn if he/she lived. There is also an excellent area on the first floor designed for children not ready to see the whole museum. It is told from a child's perspective and is very well done.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We picked the wrong time to go and the place was packed, like sardines. Getting beyond that, it was very enjoyable and very moving. I learned things that I did not previously know. I will return again when it is not so crowded.

Thank DougTMesa
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