About United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
First To Review: Jenny C.
Apr 29, 2009
Whoever designed this museum did great. It was moving....very emotionally moving. Every guest gets a passport-type pamphlet when they walk in--and each actually has the story of a Holocaust victim/survivor. It adds to the experience. Of course the material is hard to grasp and hard to look at at times, but I think it is important that everyone understands what happened. Go visit the Holocaust Museum. Of all the museums in D.C. that we visited (and we visited several), I remember the Holocaust Museum better than all of them. And it's hard not to remember.
Dec 16, 2008
This is a very emotional experience, and would not be sutible for young children. The museum is followed on a chronological walk through the beginning and end of the holocaust. Simple things, like HUGE piles of shoes, or combs that were collected from the victims who were taken. Pictures by kids in camps, real rail cars that the people were carried away in, and at the end, videos from survivors. The end was very moving, and especially seeing around you, others affected by the museum. Definately a must see for every adult.
Oct 27, 2008
Well done museum. The exhibits are very well done. It is haunting, to say the least. It is a great way to learn about the Holocaust (or learn more). If going March-August, passes are required. They can be obtained day of or online. Day of they are free. http://www.ushmm.org/visit/ By all means, you should go. This is the one museum that has stuck with me the most.
Sep 27, 2008
This is one of 'the' most fascinating places you could go in D.C. which will give you an understanding and history about the Jews struggle from pre-to-post World War II. It is a must see that will take some time and will leave you in stunned silence throughout your journey.