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“In the Heart of LA lies a hidden Museum”

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Ranked #65 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Dyer, Indiana
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143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“In the Heart of LA lies a hidden Museum”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

On our trip to CA we decided to add a bit of history to the trip. My teenage daughter is very interested in the Holocaust and asked if we could visit this museum. We didn't realize how hidden the museum was.... we drove around the block several times before realizing the museum parking is underground with no signage advertising the museum at all. It was like they wanted to keep the museum a secret. We had to be let into the gate and were told to come directly to the front desk.

The museum is free; however they do ask for a donation upon departure, which is well deserved for the quality of the displays and the information that was provided.

Upon arrival we all had to submit our Drivers Licenses, which were returned to us upon departure. We were also given IPods with headphones which led each of us through the museum at our own pace, which was nice because with 3 kids all at different age levels, this gives everyone the opportunity to view the displays and hear the stories that they are most interested in.

The displays were unbelievable for being such a small museum. We felt privledged to be able to view such items and hear such stories, albeit horrifying and saddening.

So when in LA and you need a dose of reality stop by the museum and pay tribute. You won't be disappointed......at least we weren't.

Visited August 2012
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“Lots of Information”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

This place is different then The Museum of Tolerance. This is about the Holocaust, the people/families who were there and about family members who died. It is full of information and you can get headphones and an iPod touch so that you may listen to someone tell you about the articles and people they are showcasing. There is a wall in the museum that is lined with TV screens. You can type in a number associated with the screen and listen to the person's story who is on the screen at the time. We enjoyed this museum as we walked out learning more about the Holocaust and the history.

Visited July 2013
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Wisconsin
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“Cannot compare to Washington D.C. Holocaust Museum”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I was disappointed because I thought it would be similar to the museum in Washington D.C. but it was small and did not have the dramatic displays of items like the Washington D.C. museum. I did not like how everything was audio and the information was all given through the ipod. There are 31 hours of audio to listen to if you listened to every exhibit number. Too much information and not enough visual aids.

Visited June 2013
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Andover, United Kingdom
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“A must see thing to do”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We were on our last day of our holiday and were advised to visit the farmer market where we had a great lunch and wonder around the shops. We looked on trip advisor for any attractions near-by and found the museum was within walking distance, what a find! The museum is clear bright with very helpful staff. We arrived just as a talk was being given by a holocaust survivor and it was the start of an inspirational visit. There are lots of things to see, all well spaced out so no need to strain to view items/pictures.
Well worth a look, we were there approx. 90 minutes but could have spent half a day comfortably.
Nice part of town so no fear of any crime, hawkers or beggars.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Very Good”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We visited here during Spring Break with our son. It is near the Grove and Farmer's market so is quite convenient. The Museum is very good with lots of information in various rooms and different themes. It is a sad story but there are some who fought against the horror (Sugihara, Schlinder) so parts were uplifting. I know the story but my son who is 10 does not know it as well. Now, he will be able to dig up some of these facts in the future when he encounters them in school. Because of that, I believe that it was a very worthwhile visit.

Visited March 2013
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