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The Holocaust Museum

posted Apr 27, 2012, 6:31 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 3, 2012, 8:34 PM by Kristi Knaub ]


Reflection: By Alex D.

    Today we went to the Holocaust Museum and it was indescribable. I have never seen anything more sick and heart breaking in my life. The one thing that still haunts me from the museum is a room full of shoes, it was a perfectly square bright white room where they dumped all the used shoes from everyone in the concentration camps. I wish my class and I had more time to look at the whole museum.



The Holocaust Museum is located in Washington DC at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW.

The permanent exhibit at The Holocaust Museum occupies three of the five floors in the building. It includes over 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters.  It is divided into three parts: Nazi Assault, Final Solution, and Last Chapter.

The Holocaust Museum is 161 feet wide, 312 feet long, 91 feet tall, and 265,000 square feet in size.  

On November 1, 1978 President Carter established the Holocaust Commission. He ordered the Holocaust Commission to educate the United States and to honor those you survived or died in the holocaust.

The architect that designed the Holocaust Museum, was James Ingo Freed. Freed was born in Germany and fled to America with his younger sister Betty in 1939.




"Holocaust History." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Web. 24 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ushmm.org/>.



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