The Mall

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


100 15th St. SW,
United States,

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.