United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Since 1993, the museum is a living memorial to the survivors and over 11 million victims who perished as a result of Nazi fanaticism and persecution before and during World War II. The permanent exhibition tells the full story of the Holocaust by the use of actual objects rescued by survivors and Allied liberators of the concentration camps and ghettos, oral histories, films, and photographs, music and artwork created in the camps, and a moving display of thousands of pairs of shoes. There is also a Children's Wall, an children's exhibit called Daniel's Story, and rotating temporary exhibits. Designed by architect and Holocaust survivor James Ingo Freed, the architecture is unique and symbolic of the ghettos and concentration camps, notably Auschwitz-Birkenau.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Sun - Sat 10am - 5:15pm