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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.[
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 38° 53.175 W 077° 01.924
18S E 323750 N 4306116
Quick Description: The Holocaust Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Holocaust-related materials in the world. Visit their permanent collection or come to one of the many special events that take place.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2008 7:20:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM4HV2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Frodo_Underhill
Views: 104

Long Description:
The Holocaust Museum had one of the most comprehensive collections of Holocaust-related materials in the world. Visit their permanent collection or come to one of the many special events that take place.

The museum lists these subject areas on its Website:

  • Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust
  • The rise to power of the Nazi movement in Germany and Austria
  • The flight of European refugees from Nazi Germany and refugee communities around the world
  • Nazi racial science and the propaganda campaign against Jews, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), and the mentally and physically handicapped
  • Nazi anti-Jewish policy in the 1930s, from the boycott through Kristallnacht
  • Nazi persecution of Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), homosexuals,
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses, political dissidents, Poles, and Soviet prisoners of war
  • The invasion and occupation of eastern and western Europe
  • The roundup, deportation, and resettlement of European Jewry
  • The mass shootings conducted by mobile killing squads
  • Ghettos, concentration camps, and killing centers
  • Nazi collaborators and satellite states
  • Resistance, rescue, and life in hiding during the Holocaust
  • The liberation of Europe and the disclosure of Nazi concentration camps
  • The war crimes trials
  • The displaced persons camps
  • Legal and illegal immigration to Palestine
  • Postwar immigration to the Americas
  • Holocaust assets and restitution
  • Holocaust memorials and commemoration
  • It lists the following holdings:
    • Art: period drawings, prints, sculpture, posters, and other creative works
    • Books and pamphlets
    • Broadsides, advertisements, and maps
    • Film and video historical footage, audio and video oral testimonies; music and sound recordings
    • Furnishings, architectural fragments, models, machinery, and tools
    • Microfilm and microfiche of government documents and other official records
    • Personal effects, ritual objects, jewelry, musical instruments, and numismatics (currency)
    • Personal papers: documents, correspondence, memoirs, and scrapbooks
    • Photographs and photo albums
    • Textiles: uniforms, costumes, clothing, badges, armbands, flags, and banners
  • FREE TIMED PASSES are necessary for visiting the Permanent Exhibition — The Holocaust — and can be obtained at the Museum on the day of your visit or in advance by calling tickets.com at (800) 400–9373. Each day, the Museum distributes on a first–come first–served basis a large but limited number of timed entry passes for use that same day.
  • Physical Address:
    100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
    D.C., WA, D.C. USA
    00000


    Date Dedicated: 01/01/1993

    Supporting Website: [Web Link]

    Fee/Donation: Free with scheduled pass

    Memorial Type: Museum

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