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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 15th St. SW
Washington, DC, 20024, United States
TEL: (202) 488-0400

The mesmerizing and thoroughly wrenching exhibits here are required visits for any American wanting a better understanding of the Holocaust. The museum’s Permanent Collection provides a chronological history of the catastrophe, from the election of Hitler as Germany’s chancellor in 1933 to the liberation of the concentration camps more than a decade later. The third-floor exhibit, which covers the time period between 1940 and 1945—and delves into the horrors of the camps—is something you won’t shake until long after you’ve left the museum.

Insider Tip:

Though it’s a bad idea to bring kids under 12 through much of the collection, there’s a permanent exhibition, "Daniel’s Story," that’s designed for families.

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