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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 15th St. SW
Washington , DC , United States
(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.

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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