United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Take your time on this tour, you won't be sorry! You will be educated, heartbroken and changed.
It was the most memorable of all the museums and consists of approximately 3 floors expertly arranged to take you through the history. Haunting.

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Take your time on this tour, you won't be sorry! You will be educated, heartbroken and changed.
It was the most memorable of all the museums and consists of approximately 3 floors expertly arranged to take you through the history. Haunting.

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I have been to this museum several times since it first opened. Definitely every person in the world should go to a museum like this to learn about the Holocaust. The exhibits have lots of display items and movies to see, and there is a library and research area for scholars who need to find texts and photos. I appreciate that the museum has information about Darfur and Chechnya so that people realize that groups today are suffering, too.

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★★★★★

I have been to this museum several times since it first opened. Definitely every person in the world should go to a museum like this to learn about the Holocaust. The exhibits have lots of display items and movies to see, and there is a library and research area for scholars who need to find texts and photos. I appreciate that the museum has information about Darfur and Chechnya so that people realize that groups today are suffering, too.

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is an experience that should not be missed for anyone who is planning a visit to the Washington DC area.

When you walk into the museum, a museum advisor gives you an introduction of the museum and then hands you a card with a name of a holocaust victim and you learn their fate at the end of the tour.

There are 3 levels in the museum filled with information that can change you emotionally. The experience you have will be truly memorable.

Be sure to get in line early because it is usually packed when it opens in the morning.

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is an experience that should not be missed for anyone who is planning a visit to the Washington DC area.

When you walk into the museum, a museum advisor gives you an introduction of the museum and then hands you a card with a name of a holocaust victim and you learn their fate at the end of the tour.

There are 3 levels in the museum filled with information that can change you emotionally. The experience you have will be truly memorable.

Be sure to get in line early because it is usually packed when it opens in the morning.

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is bleak and depressing, but offers an extensive exhibit to one of the greatest astrocities in history. Upon arriving, there will be a short wait, and then you will receive an identity card of a Holocaust victim, complete with a photograph and biographical information. The museum shows the history of Hitler's rise (complete with his writings), personal artifacts from Holocaust victims (shoes), which is probably the saddest aspect. There are descriptions of the gas chambers and of the medical experiments conducted on Holocaust victims, and stories recounted from survivors. At the very end, you will find if the person on your card survived or not. It's very grim, but a complete exhibit to learn about the Holocaust.

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★★★★★

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is bleak and depressing, but offers an extensive exhibit to one of the greatest astrocities in history. Upon arriving, there will be a short wait, and then you will receive an identity card of a Holocaust victim, complete with a photograph and biographical information. The museum shows the history of Hitler's rise (complete with his writings), personal artifacts from Holocaust victims (shoes), which is probably the saddest aspect. There are descriptions of the gas chambers and of the medical experiments conducted on Holocaust victims, and stories recounted from survivors. At the very end, you will find if the person on your card survived or not. It's very grim, but a complete exhibit to learn about the Holocaust.

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This is, in my opinion, the single greatest museum in the United States. They offer much information regarding the Holocaust and World War II. Admission is free. The tour of the museum consists of taking an identity of a Jew and experiencing the terror that the Nazi's inflicted upon, from the beginning of the war, to the end. Once you receive your card, you go through the entire museum, starting from the top floor and going down. You get to experience the life of a Jew living in Nazi concentration camps as if you yourself were alive during this time. At the end of the museum, you find out whether you had survived the war or not from reading the last page of your identity card. This museum is very engaging and informative, and I enjoyed every moment of the experience. I would recommend attending this museum for everyone, although one should not bring children as some of the videos displayed are very graphic. Overall, it is my favorite museum of all time.

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★★★★★

This is, in my opinion, the single greatest museum in the United States. They offer much information regarding the Holocaust and World War II. Admission is free. The tour of the museum consists of taking an identity of a Jew and experiencing the terror that the Nazi's inflicted upon, from the beginning of the war, to the end. Once you receive your card, you go through the entire museum, starting from the top floor and going down. You get to experience the life of a Jew living in Nazi concentration camps as if you yourself were alive during this time. At the end of the museum, you find out whether you had survived the war or not from reading the last page of your identity card. This museum is very engaging and informative, and I enjoyed every moment of the experience. I would recommend attending this museum for everyone, although one should not bring children as some of the videos displayed are very graphic. Overall, it is my favorite museum of all time.

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wow, this museums architectural design is amazing! the exhibits are heart wrenching and very touching...makes you want to cry and help those poor people!

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wow, this museums architectural design is amazing! the exhibits are heart wrenching and very touching...makes you want to cry and help those poor people!

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The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a must see when you visit Washington. Though the line to get in starts early, it is well worth the wait. The doors open at 9am; just prior to opening you're given a ticket with a time you can enter. My friend and I were at least 100 back in line, probably more, and still got in right at 9am. We spent a good 6 hours touring the 3 levels. It is very moving and very, very emotional. Anyone visiting DC cannot miss this.

PROS: historically significant and accurate
CONS: crowded

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The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a must see when you visit Washington. Though the line to get in starts early, it is well worth the wait. The doors open at 9am; just prior to opening you're given a ticket with a time you can enter. My friend and I were at least 100 back in line, probably more, and still got in right at 9am. We spent a good 6 hours touring the 3 levels. It is very moving and very, very emotional. Anyone visiting DC cannot miss this.

PROS: historically significant and accurate
CONS: crowded

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First of all, you have to make reservations and get a place holder ticket early in the morning of the day you plan on visiting. The tour is very emotional, and they pass out a card with someone's biography written inside. You each get a different person and by the end of the tour you learn their fate .

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★★★★★

First of all, you have to make reservations and get a place holder ticket early in the morning of the day you plan on visiting. The tour is very emotional, and they pass out a card with someone's biography written inside. You each get a different person and by the end of the tour you learn their fate .

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This museum is very humbling, and very informative. It includes all of the things about the Holocaust that you never learned in your history class. There is also a room with computers to do research to track down your family history. A little strong for small children, although there is an exhibit designed specially for them. A good idea for pre-teens and up.

Do not miss this while you are in Washington!

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★★★★★

This museum is very humbling, and very informative. It includes all of the things about the Holocaust that you never learned in your history class. There is also a room with computers to do research to track down your family history. A little strong for small children, although there is an exhibit designed specially for them. A good idea for pre-teens and up.

Do not miss this while you are in Washington!

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It starts with being handed a card and escorted through elevators that take you deep underground. The card has the story of a person who didn't survive the Holocaust and the claustrophobic journey to the begining of the museum creates the right setting. I highly recommend visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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★★★★★

It starts with being handed a card and escorted through elevators that take you deep underground. The card has the story of a person who didn't survive the Holocaust and the claustrophobic journey to the begining of the museum creates the right setting. I highly recommend visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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If you are looking for a moving and extraordinary museum experience, the Holocaust Memorial Museum is it. The exhibits are amazing, moving and educational. This is not just a museum for those of Jewish faith-- it is for everyone. Images and exhibits might not be appropriate for the very young, but this is definitely a "must-see" for teens. The main exhibit is, of course, very sad.

It is free to get in, but you can make donations if you would like. They have traveling exhibits as well, which are awesome.

PROS: amazing exhibits, huge museum, lots to do and see
CONS: out of the way

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a moving and extraordinary museum experience, the Holocaust Memorial Museum is it. The exhibits are amazing, moving and educational. This is not just a museum for those of Jewish faith-- it is for everyone. Images and exhibits might not be appropriate for the very young, but this is definitely a "must-see" for teens. The main exhibit is, of course, very sad.

It is free to get in, but you can make donations if you would like. They have traveling exhibits as well, which are awesome.

PROS: amazing exhibits, huge museum, lots to do and see
CONS: out of the way

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I first visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum during a high school band trip to D.C. Having had a limited amount of time to explore, I was anxious to visit it again during a recent visit to D.C. Tickets must be procured to enter the main museum exhibit, each bearing a time of entry. These may be obtained free of charge at the museum. (No tickets are necessary for visiting the learning center, only the permanent exhibit.)

The permanent exhibit is, as one may expect based on the subject, very sad and moving. Visitors are put into the shoes of those affected by the Holocaust and get a very real feel for what concentration camps must have been like, what they endured, and how the survivors coped with the aftermath. In one part of the exhibit, I never fail to break down in tears - you walk on a narrow path through a giant room filled with shoes taken from concentration camp detainees. The smell of leather fills the room, and it is powerful and overwhelming.

The Holocaust Museum is not a great choice for those traveling with small children who won't understand what's going on in the photographs located throughout the museum. Likewise, the museum is very large and, for maximum benefit, should not be visited in a hurry. Nonetheless, it is one of the most wonderful museums D.C. has to offer, and one that everyone should experience at least once.

PROS: Powerful exhibits; excellent history lesson; thought-provoking.
CONS: N/A

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★★★★★

I first visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum during a high school band trip to D.C. Having had a limited amount of time to explore, I was anxious to visit it again during a recent visit to D.C. Tickets must be procured to enter the main museum exhibit, each bearing a time of entry. These may be obtained free of charge at the museum. (No tickets are necessary for visiting the learning center, only the permanent exhibit.)

The permanent exhibit is, as one may expect based on the subject, very sad and moving. Visitors are put into the shoes of those affected by the Holocaust and get a very real feel for what concentration camps must have been like, what they endured, and how the survivors coped with the aftermath. In one part of the exhibit, I never fail to break down in tears - you walk on a narrow path through a giant room filled with shoes taken from concentration camp detainees. The smell of leather fills the room, and it is powerful and overwhelming.

The Holocaust Museum is not a great choice for those traveling with small children who won't understand what's going on in the photographs located throughout the museum. Likewise, the museum is very large and, for maximum benefit, should not be visited in a hurry. Nonetheless, it is one of the most wonderful museums D.C. has to offer, and one that everyone should experience at least once.

PROS: Powerful exhibits; excellent history lesson; thought-provoking.
CONS: N/A

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"Museum" doesn't quite capture this place. It's more like a historical experience. Upon arrival, you are given an introduction the memorial by a guide. You are given an id card with a photo and bio of a holocaust victim and encouraged to reflect on their experience as you go through the museum. Much of what you'll see and hear is disturbing, but it must be experienced.

5
★★★★★

"Museum" doesn't quite capture this place. It's more like a historical experience. Upon arrival, you are given an introduction the memorial by a guide. You are given an id card with a photo and bio of a holocaust victim and encouraged to reflect on their experience as you go through the museum. Much of what you'll see and hear is disturbing, but it must be experienced.

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This is an amazing museum. It is HUGE, and can take almost a whole day to peruse every exhibit. It is very somber and solemn considering it is the Holocaust museum, but it is not only one of the best Holocaust museums I've seen, but one of the best museums in DC. They oftentimes have travelling exhibits which are amazing as well.

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★★★★★

This is an amazing museum. It is HUGE, and can take almost a whole day to peruse every exhibit. It is very somber and solemn considering it is the Holocaust museum, but it is not only one of the best Holocaust museums I've seen, but one of the best museums in DC. They oftentimes have travelling exhibits which are amazing as well.

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The National Holocaust Museum does a great job of presenting historical facts about the holocaust in a moving manner. The exhibits are excellent and detailed. Sometimes it is hard to get a ticket to get into it. While it is free, you do need a ticket. You will need to get there early in the morning or go in the "off season" (November - March). Definitely worth your time if you are visiting DC. It is geared toward older school age children and adults.

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★★★★☆

The National Holocaust Museum does a great job of presenting historical facts about the holocaust in a moving manner. The exhibits are excellent and detailed. Sometimes it is hard to get a ticket to get into it. While it is free, you do need a ticket. You will need to get there early in the morning or go in the "off season" (November - March). Definitely worth your time if you are visiting DC. It is geared toward older school age children and adults.

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