The Museum’s self-guided Permanent Exhibition, The Holocaust, offers a comprehensive historical narrative. One moves through the exhibition’s three floors, starting at the top.
The opening floor, Nazi Assault—1933 to 1939, explores how systematic mass murder could have happened and chronicles events in Germany from the rise to power of the Nazi Party in 1933 to the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. The middle floor, The “Final Solution”—1940 to 1945, examines the wartime evolution of Nazi policy toward the Jews, from ghettoization to mass murder in killing fields and gas chambers. The final floor, Last Chapter addresses the liberation of the Nazi camps and the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, rescue and resistance efforts, and the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Typically, visitors spend between one and three hours in the exhibition.Explore