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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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  • There is nothing "good" about this. The holocaust is horrible, therefore, it makes the info hard to take sometimes. I do think that there are ways things need to be worked around. Especially the... 
    There is nothing "good" about this. The holocaust is horrible, therefore, it makes the info hard to take sometimes. I do think that there are ways things need to be worked around. Especially the...  more »
  • An absolute must see. Every American should be aware of the atrocities that happened under Adolf Hitler to be aware of the ones that continue to this day that so often we overlook and ignore. That.....  more
    An absolute must see. Every American should be aware of the atrocities that happened under Adolf Hitler to be aware of the ones that continue to this day that so often we overlook and ignore. That.....  more »
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  • Posting one picture of what my son and I look like outside of the museum. As soon as I opened the doors, even prior to security...the feeling overtook me. I cried immediately and through the entire tour. You must come and experience the shoes. I am not posting alot of pics especially of the shoes out of respect. You must come visit the shoes before you pass.
  • 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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