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"U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum- Not to be Missed" Holocaust Museum Tip by NC_Ziggy

Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C.: 41 reviews and 48 photos

  No Need for Words... Let the Silence Speak for You
by NC_Ziggy

Words do not begin to describe a visit to the Holocaust Museum, and I dare say that fewer words are spoken in this location than any other place in all of Washington, DC.

As opposed to most museums in the area, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is privately funded and not at all a part of the U.S. government. No photograhpy, video or audio recording is allowed and rightfully so, as some images are better served becoming a part of one's memory. This is just such a place.

As you begin your tour of the Museum, each person is given an "Identification Card." However, it's not your Identification Card but one of a real person who lived during the Holocaust. As I consider my visit to the Holocaust Museum a "private" experience and not one to be shared as any mere tourist destination, I have decided to share with you the person who's Identification Card I received, as this tells much more about this place and its dedication to one of the most horrific periods in the sorry history of mankind.

Please see the following tip for this as space will not allow here

Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Directions: Metro Stop: Smithsonian The museum is 1 block from the station.
Phone: (202) 488-0400

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 3, 2007
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