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Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC

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Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
© Max Reid, USHMM Photo Archives

The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a memorial to the millions who died during the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II. The museum, located just off of the National Mall in Washington, DC, offers a very moving and educational experience and reminds visitors of this horrific time in our world's history. The permanent exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust, the annihilation of 6 million European Jews By Nazi Germany from 1933 – 1945. The exhibit uses more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters showing film footage and eyewitness testimonies of Nazi concentration camp survivors. Images of death and destruction are graphic and this exhibit is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 11 YEARS OLD.

Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story is the story of the Holocaust told through the eyes of a young boy. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN AGES 8 YEARS AND UP.

No passes are necessary for entering the Holocaust Memorial Museum building, special exhibitions, the interactive Wexner Learning Center, the library, Archives or Museum Café. Check the official website for up-to-date information on special exhibits, family programs and special events that are scheduled throughout the year.

Location

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC (202) 488-0400
See a map and directions to the National Mall

The nearest Metro station is Smithsonian

Museum Hours

Open daily 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with extended hours to 7:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April through mid-June. Closed on Yom Kippur and December 25.

Admission

Free Timed Passes are required for the permanent exhibit. Timed passes are distributed for the same day on a first-come first-served basis. You may order them in advance through tickets.com or by calling (800) 400-9373.

Website: www.ushmm.org

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, one of the country’s leading philanthropies, has awarded the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum $10 million to ensure the growth, vitality, and impact of Holocaust studies in the United States and abroad. The Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies has been renamed the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

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