This page lists all public programs today at the Museum, as well as suggestions of how to budget your time, recommendations for families, and the general rules and hours of the Museum building. The page is subject to change. You can pick up a copy of this page on the day of your visit at the Information Desk.
View a film on different aspects of the Holocaust history and its effects on our world today. Films will be shown in the Meyerhoff Theater (Lower Level).
Nazi Rise to Power This 13-minute film traces Adolf Hitler’s and the Nazi Party’s ascent to power in Germany, paving the way for the Holocaust and World War II. 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Liberation, 1945 This 15-minute film includes the stories of Holocaust survivors and their liberators, soldiers who freed victims from Nazi camps at the end of World War II. 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Defying Genocide This 19-minute film explores what it takes to defy genocide through two stories, one about the Holocaust and the other about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
A Good Man in Hell This 12-minute film raises one of the central questions of our time in light of the Rwanda genocide: what is our moral responsibility when an entire group of people is threatened with annihilation? 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Visit the exhibition Remember the Children: Daniel's Story, which tells the story of the Holocaust as witnessed by a Jewish boy named Daniel who lived in Germany (First Floor).
View the Children's Tile Wall (also known as the Wall of Remembrance), a collection of more than 3,000 tiles painted by American schoolchildren (Lower Level), and light a candle in memory of Holocaust victims in the Hall of Remembrance (Second Floor).
Explore Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust which details the collaboration and complicity of countless ordinary individuals in Nazi Germany’s persecution and murder of the Jews. The exhibit raises questions about human behavior and individual responsibility that will help explain why and how the Holocaust happened (Lower Level, Kimmel Rowan Gallery).
In From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide, explore modern-day cases of genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Sudan. Learn ways to confront and prevent on-going threats (Wexner Center, Second Floor).
Visit The Nuremberg Trials: What is Justice and trace the actions of the international community following World War II to prosecute those individuals and institutions responsible for crimes of war and crimes against humanity, setting a legal precedent for future action (Wexner Center, Second Floor).
Examine Genocide Emergency--Darfur, Sudan, responding to the 2003-2005 genocide emergency in the Darfur region of Sudan and learn how individuals and institutions brought this to the world’s attention.
Investigate what the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center, where visitors can make personal connections to the events and memory of the Holocaust through individual testimonies and documents of Holocaust survivors and victims.
Also, examine the menace of anti-Semitism in the exhibition, A Dangerous Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which also includes Anti-Semitism, a 13-minute film that describes the history of persecution directed at Jews (Lower Level).
Explore the Permanent Exhibition, a chronological presentation of Holocaust history from 1933 – 1945. The exhibition spans three floors and uses more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, historic film footage, and eyewitness testimonies (Passes Required March through August).
Please Note: Assistive listening in the Permanent Exhibition is compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids. Receivers with headsets for other visitors who require assistive listening may be checked out at the coat check.
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. During the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals.
All those entering the Museum buildings must pass through metal detectors and have their belongings scanned. Eating, drinking, smoking, and video and audio recording are not permitted. Photography is not permitted in the exhibitions, and flash photography is not permitted in the Hall of Remembrance. Private use of Museum classrooms, theaters and meeting spaces by outside groups or organizations is prohibited. Please keep belongings with you at all times. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Museum Café close at 4:30 p.m. The entrance to the Permanent Exhibition closes at 4:30 p.m. All other exhibitions and the Museum Shop close at 5:20 p.m.