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“Historical Sadness”

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was very crowded during our visit. I would recommend going very early when it opens or not during Spring Break. We had a difficult time seeing a lot of things due to the number of visitors.

Thank Colette L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have tickets to the permanent exhibit, you will take an elevator to the fourth floor As soon as you come off the elevator, there's a room where a 15-minute film runs on a continuous loop. This movie is a great nutshell version of Hitler's rise to power and will prepare you for the rest of the museum exhibits.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing memorial and museum. Be prepared for what you will see and moved by it. They do a fantastic job of exposing a shocking horror perpetrated upon humanity.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my family's favorite stops while in Washington, D.C. It's free and well worth your time. Although we've seen such exhibits before and many similar documentaries, this museum contains artifacts, exhibits, and information that were not familiar to us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a brilliant and innovative museum. It's designed so that you are informed, but also so that you experience a bit of the internment camps. For this reason, the designers included hallways of steel, with powerful doors, and other aspects of the museum that affect your senses. You will be moved.

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