United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

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Pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Adjacent to the National Mall, the museum serves as a memorial as well as a platform for documentation and study of that time. Travel through the exhibits chronologically, from the Nazi rise to power to the liberation. You can experience it all through a series of artifacts, photographs, and personal testimonies. Visit the Hall of Remembrance before you leave to light candles in memory of the victims. An exhibit called Remember the Children: Daniel's Story is designed for kids eight and older, and several other areas are suitable for young children as well as adults. However, children under 11 are discouraged from viewing the permanent exhibit due to the emotional and often horrifying subject matter. Make United States Holocaust Memorial Museum part of your personalized Washington DC itinerary using our Washington DC online trip maker .
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  • Great Museum that explains the history of the Holocaust in a simple way, with videos, pictures and recorded testimonies. Strong and powerful. Free entrance. You must arrive early to take it calmly, since it closes early. If you're very sensitive, it may be too strong.
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  • It is difficult to add to what all of the other reviews say. If you are in the city, I think you should come see this. There were many things that were difficult to look at but, if you think you under...  more »
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  • Phenomenal. Free, but limited tickets are given out for each time slot to ensure that the permanent exhibit is not too crowded. The permanent exhibit is 3 stories of information and it's huge. It is kept cool, but I hardly noticed. A lot of the very graphic material is shown on monitors that are covered so that smaller children can't see it. There is a children's exhibit, Daniel's Story, which the adults in our group enjoyed as well. There are other exhibits as well. We spent about 2.5 hours in the museum, but I could have easily doubled that.
  • Out of all the museums I visited on my trip to DC, this would have to be the most memorable. I can't even explain how it impacted me the entire time I was in there. The museum is designed also to give you a glimpse of what it was like during the holocaust and being inside a concentration camp. Not that there could be any comparison but even those minute glimpses is enough to make you walk away with a feeling of unease and discomfort. During my visit. they have special exhibition on propaganda. I really learn a lot on the effect of propaganda and how it was use by the Nazis. This method is now widely used by the politician around the world to gain support from their own people. This really open up my mind as well. Not many photos here as can't take photo in the exhibition area.

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