My wife and I have visited the museum twice and both times we found the permanent exhibit a moving experience that teaches the lessons of extreme hate, violence, and genocide with a view to encouraging actions that say "Never Again."
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|Bunks in Prison Camps|
The permanent exhibit takes visitors on a solemn tour of the rise of extreme nationalism in Germany, which led to violent attacks, enslavement in camps, and eventually a program of mass killing aimed at exterminating entire groups of people--especially Jews.
|Entering Gas Chamber|
Visitors will encounter general historical narratives, personal stories, artifacts, photographs, and videos that not only tell the story of hate and death but also celebrate survivors, liberators, and the courage of those who risked their lives to save others.
|Eisenhower Visits a Camp|
You recevive one of hundreds of personal stories when you begin the tour. Each story tells of a woman or man who either survived or died during the holocaust.
|Focusing on an Individual Life|
The museum is well organized. Maps are available online and onsite. Materials are available in several languages.
The staff are friendly and helpful.
Food services are available.
There is a security check.
Check online for hours and more details, including special exhibits: ushmm.org
PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.
Monuments and Memorials
And here’s my webpage www.suttong.com
And some books I have published