DC Day 3: Holocaust Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was stunningly powerful. The smell of the old leather shoes haunts me still. The girls were completely absorbed for over 3 hours. This, along with the Newseum, was our favorite museum of the trip (and we saw a lot of museums). The best museums aren’t simply collections of stuff and more stuff. Rather, they have a narrative to tell. The Holocaust Museum tells it well, at times moving you to tears, other times chilling your bones, and yet somehow managing to leave you with the hope of “never again”.

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

The uniform issued to the concentration camp inmates

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

SS Uniform

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Cast of the infamous “Work Makes You Free” gate at Auschwitz

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Actual bunk and barrack from Auschwitz
 
Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument
 
 
 
Crematorium ovens
 
Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument
 
 
 
Door to the gas chamber – notice the peep hole for the guards

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Photos from an entire Jewish village that was wiped out
 
Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument
Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument

Names of Holocaust victims line the windows

Holocaust Museum and Washington Monument


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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