"United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" Holocaust Museum Tip by jamiesno
Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C.: 42 reviews and 52 photos
This museum is one of the most important ones in Washington and no matter how much you feel you know about the Holocaust it is worth visiting and putting things into perspective; They also emphasis current world crises such as the problems occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan which helps.
During my visit there was a special exhibit called the Storey of Daniel a young child who survived the Holocaust and it illustrates through his journal the good life he had that eventually turned to the loss of his mother, sister and his father?s death in the concentration camps. This was a very good exhibit.
Another exhibit that I felt was effective was a presentation dedicated to the Protocols of Zion, a propaganda tool used to convince people that the Jewish has a plan to take over the world. During the war I could see how this would have been effective but what got my attention and find alarming is the fact that if you do a search on the Internet these protocols remain prominent today throughout the world and there are even governments that teach them. It is alarming that racism is still what it is in our world.
The permanent exhibit at the museum follows a chronological illustration of the war and lets you get a graphic illustration of what happened; other things that have become imprinted in my head where the looting, the display of shoes and the pictures that showed all the tattoos people where given. The survivors still have to wear them today.
There was also a model display of killing centers and how they would try to convince people they were going for a sanitary shower. Another sad illustration is of the Nazi program to kill disabled people and the sick in the hospitals. There is more and more at this museum and I encourage you to visit.
Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Directions: Metro Stop: Smithsonian The museum is 1 block from the station.
Phone: (202) 488-0400
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