UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM PRESS KIT
The Holocaust, the Museum’s three-floor main exhibition, presents a comprehensive history of the Holocaust through artifacts, photographs, films, and eyewitness testimonies. Organized into three sections, it begins with life before the Holocaust in the early 1930s, continues through the Nazi rise to power and subsequent tyranny and genocide, and concludes with the post-1945 aftermath. Admission is free, but passes are required March through August. Suitable for ages 11 and older.
State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda reveals how the Nazi Party used modern techniques as well as new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany. It also explores how the legacy of this era continues today, influencing debates about hate speech and the dangers of propaganda in democratic societies as well as efforts to prevent and punish the crime of genocide.
Remember The Children: Daniel’s Story, designed for families and young people, recounts the history of the Holocaust from a child’s point of view. Based on the experiences of real children who survived the Holocaust and who recorded what happened to them between 1933 and 1945, the exhibition features several interactive components to engage young visitors. Suitable for ages eight and older.
A Dangerous Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion chronicles the history of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the most widely circulated antisemitic work of modern times. Written in 1903, the fictitious document outlines the alleged Jewish plot for world domination and was a major source of “evidence” against the Jews in the rise of Nazi Germany. Fully discredited multiple times, it is nevertheless used to this day to incite violence and hatred around the world.
From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide uses innovative technology and compelling eyewitness testimony to introduce visitors to the concept and law of genocide and to three contemporary cases: Rwanda, Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Darfur region of Sudan.
The Nuremberg Trials: What Is Justice? traces the legacy of the International Military Tribunal through an interactive display of film, photos, and oral history.
Genocide Emergency—Darfur, Sudan: Who Will Survive Today? documents the 2003–2005 genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors provides visitors with access to the Museum’s database of more than 200,000 records related to survivors and their families from around the world.
The Hall of Remembrance serves as the nation’s memorial to all the victims of the Holocaust and provides a place for both formal ceremonies and individual contemplation.
The Children’s Tile Wall memorializes the approximately 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. It features more than 3,000 tiles hand-painted by American school children.
Traveling Exhibitions, provided in concert with special programming and educational materials, bring the Museum to communities around the country. The Museum is currently circulating four exhibitions throughout the United States:
• Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
• Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
• NAZI OLYMPICS Berlin 1936
• Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945