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"United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" Top 5 Page for this destination Holocaust Museum Tip by Ewingjr98

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


I never heard of the US Holocaust, so I was a bit confused about this museum that memorializes the US Holocaust. Turns out this museum in the US is about the German holocaust. Does Germany have a museum dedicated to American slavery? Maybe they could call it the German Slavery Museum. Have you ever visited the US Slavery Museum or the American Indian Atrocities Museum on the National Mall in DC? Funny how we focus so much attention on other nations' tragic histories while ignoring our own.

Anyway, this great museum is located along the National Mall near the Washington Monument and the Tidal Basin. It opened in 1993, and I visited about a year later.

The museum's main feature is the Permanent Exhibition that has chronological displays of the history of the holocaust in Europe under Nazi Germany. This area also includes the "Tower of Faces," which shows daily life in a Lithuanian town before the residents were executed. The last big element of the museum is the memorial Hall of Rememberance

Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Directions: Metro Stop: Smithsonian The museum is 1 block from the station. Between Raoul Wallenberg Place and 14th Street SW
Phone: (202) 488-0400

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  • Written Apr 4, 2009
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