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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  • A very moving experience not to be missed. The museums presentation of a very sensitive subject was excellent. Whilst horrific, it’s a good reminder that this part of history should never be repeated. 
    A very moving experience not to be missed. The museums presentation of a very sensitive subject was excellent. Whilst horrific, it’s a good reminder that this part of history should never be repeated.  more »
  • This museum does a good job of opening your eyes to the horrors of the holocaust, it does rely heavily on printed display and video footage so does not make it feel as real as a trip to Anne Frank's.....  more
    This museum does a good job of opening your eyes to the horrors of the holocaust, it does rely heavily on printed display and video footage so does not make it feel as real as a trip to Anne Frank's.....  more »
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  • The Holocaust is one of those historic atrocities that we shouldn’t forget. This memorial is well thought out, planned and kept. Come with time to spare because there is lots to see, learn and explore. Find the password before you hop in the elevator and start your journey as a Jew prisoner.
  • A must visit exhibit if in DC. A harrowing experience that teaches you like never before the consequences of overlooking and allowing hate to spread in the world and politicians using fear as a tool. It starts with them giving you a leaflet of a person who went through the Holocaust. It is the world's second largest holocaust exhibit after the one in Israel. It starts with the history of Hitler's rise, his initial actions that led to the Holocaust and his other crimes such as killing the disabled and challenged. The exhibit also showcases the brave who risked it all to save those suffering and the people who tried to suppress them. There was a also an exhibit about the current torture of Rohingya Muslims in Burma.

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